Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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  1. 1. keep a journal
    3,725 people
  2. 2. Write more poetry
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    956 people
  3. 3. Be a better vegetarian
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    179 people
  4. 4. live simply
    3,222 people
  5. 5. learn about buddhism
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    386 people
  6. 6. meditate daily
    1 entry
    4,819 people
  7. 7. Take more photos
    3,665 people
  8. 8. Become well read
    1 entry
    72 people
  9. 9. write an erotic short story
    5 people
  10. 10. write more letters
    1,879 people
  11. 11. be more creative
    1,729 people
  12. 12. organize my stamp collection
    1 entry
    12 people
  13. 13. Start a book of quotes that mean something to me
    110 people
  14. 14. record my grandparents' stories.
    2 people
  15. 15. Use at least once a week
    1 person
  16. 16. spend an entire day watching the extended version of all three Lord of the Rings movies back-to-back-to-back
    1,012 people
  17. 17. go to a midnight showing of rocky horror
    118 people
  18. 18. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    7,806 people
  19. 19. detox
    340 people
  20. 20. Run a marathon
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    12,897 people
  21. 21. Learn a martial art
    1,569 people
  22. 22. go camping
    2,916 people
  23. 23. hike the appalachian trail
    1 cheer
    2,111 people
  24. 24. Visit Japan
    5,960 people
  25. 25. Learn to play the cello
    832 people
  26. 26. Buy a piano
    225 people
  27. 27. backpack through Europe
    5,131 people
  28. 28. learn Latin
    2,009 people
  29. 29. Learn Dutch
    1 entry
    642 people
  30. 30. hindi
    1 cheer
    24 people
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make a mala
I did it!

I went to a craft shop in Sheffield yesterday and bought beads, needles and thread, and last night I sat down and made my mala. It has 54 beads, and the tube-shaped ones are intended to be spacers.

I found the instructions on and they were very useful.

Learn Dutch
Ik studeer Nederlands

And I’m finding it quite fun. I’m looking forward to the time when I can speak it as well as a I do English. Knowing German is helping me a lot, too.

Live in community

I moved to uni at the weekend. I live in a hall of residence, so I’m going to class it as living in a community, which it is. It’s a lot better than I expected it to be, actually, but it’s all good.


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