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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get in shape (read all 67 entries…)
went on a short hike with friends

we saw the sunset and city lights, it was beautiful, need to do that more often.

find a job (read all 2 entries…)

applied to 4 jobs so far this week

write down all the things that make me happy (read all 2 entries…)
when he holds me :)

especially when he comes up from behind me and gives me a hug :)

Grow my hair out (read all 6 entries…)
great clips

great clips keeps destroying my hair. when i grow it out and want a trim, they trim it way too short. then they botched it with layers. trying to grow it all out again. probably going to take 6 months or so.

look at the stars (read all 3 entries…)
a smile in the night sky

my friends and i were making constellations. a smile in the night sky. :)

stand up for myself
and my friends

i told someone that they’re judgmental and they should be happy that i’m happy. i’m not going to give it any more attention or thought than that.

i also candidly let an old friend know that i didn’t want to keep contact anymore because it was turning into a one way relationship.

know who I am and what matters to me again (read all 6 entries…)
everyone noticed :)

i’m back to my old self. more patient, more energy, more compassion, more love, more thoughtful, dreamy, etc.

write down all the things that make me happy (read all 2 entries…)

my new friends! :) they’re genuine, happy people that want the best for me. we’ve got each others backs and miraculously get along so well with lots in common!

not let people take advantage of me (read all 3 entries…)
no more patience for bad people

i have no more patience for bad friends or people. if they’re not meeting my standards, i’m moving on. no more moving backwards, no time for that, i’ve learned my lessons the hard way.

help animals (read all 13 entries…)
saved a dog from getting run over

there was a dog roaming around the streets. i knocked on all the neighbors doors until i found the owner. it got loose from their yard.

ride my bike (read all 2 entries…)
with my bro

rode bikes with my bro and nephew a couple times last week :)

Make new friends (read all 6 entries…)

made some new friends, we have tons in common and hang out regularly now.

find a job (read all 2 entries…)

applied to 8 jobs today

get in shape (read all 67 entries…)
swimming, crunches, walking around the block, dance workout dvd

i’m doing 15-30 minutes of each, not seeing much weight loss. i wonder if it’s muscle. i need to increase my times. going to get a waterproof watch for swimming.

inspire and be inspired (read all 5 entries…)
an unusual award

i won an award for having positive energy :) a group i attend is super inspiring and changed my life around.

Make new friends (read all 6 entries…)
made some new friends

we went to the river and had a great time!

get in shape (read all 67 entries…)
swimming, jumping jacks, crunches and walking around the block

the only thing i didn’t do today was a workout dvd, but i went swimming, did 50 jumping jacks, 100 crunches and walked around the block twice. i’m trying to find things i can do at home.

read (read all 8 entries…)
Miles to Go: The Second Journal of the Walk Series

Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, wakes one morning to find himself injured, alone, and confined to a hospital bed in Spokane, Washington. Sixteen days earlier, reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan left everything he knew behind and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey. Carrying only a backpack, he planned to walk to Key West, the farthest destination on his map. But a vicious roadside stabbing has interrupted Alan’s trek and robbed him of his one source of solace: the ability to walk.

Homeless and facing months of difficult recovery, Alan has nowhere to turn—until a mysterious woman enters his life and invites him into her home. Generous and kind, Angel seems almost too good to be true, but all is not as it appears. Alan soon realizes that before he can return to his own journey, he must first help Angel with hers.

From one of America’s most beloved and bestselling storytellers comes an astonishing tale of life and death, love and second chances, and why sometimes the best way to heal your own suffering is by helping to heal someone else’s. Inspiring, moving, and full of wisdom, Miles to Go picks up where the bestseller The Walk left off, continuing the unforgettable series about one man’s unrelenting search for hope.”

get in shape (read all 67 entries…)
throwing a baseball around

my friend and i were throwing a baseball around. i had to run around alot when i couldn’t catch it, so it was a great workout! :)

read (read all 8 entries…)
reading a novel

The Walk by Richard Paul Evans


This is the first book in The Walk series, a story about the physical and spiritual journey of Alan Christoffersen.

What would you do if you lost everything—your job, your home, and the love of your life—all at the same time? When it happens to Seattle ad executive Alan Christoffersen, he’s tempted by his darkest thoughts. A bottle of pills in his hand and nothing left to live for, he plans to end his misery. Instead, he decides to take a walk. But not any ordinary walk. Taking with him only the barest of essentials, Al leaves behind all that he’s known and heads for the farthest point on his map: Key West, Florida. The people he encounters along the way, and the lessons they share with him, will save his life—and inspire yours.”

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