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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write a play (read all 2 entries…)

I’m stuck. I can’t get over this one sequence. My creativity is… dead… comedy is so difficult.

be in love

I don’t want to do this anymore, but I’m keeping it on the list because some day I may well tag it “done!”.

get in shape
8 weeks!

8 weeks of sweating and panting at least for an hour on 6 days of the week are behind me. Ahead of me: capoeira lessons, yoga lessons, taichi lessons, marathon-practice.

Getting in shape is going well.

march in a pride parade

Of course I’m missing Stockholm Pride this year as I’ll be working 6 days that week.

become fluent in swedish
Stockholm, Stockholm.

Stockholm is a beautiful city where I’d really love to live a bit longer than 3 months. I’ll probably do a student exchange here, I mean, if I can. I love this place so much.

I learn the most Swedish at my job. I’ve improved a lot during the 10 days I’ve worked, and expect to speak much better Swedish in about a month. In the mean time, I’m going to work on reading more in Swedish and meeting Swedish people… thursday, feminetiköl.

Oh and. Today I confused jävligt with väldigt and said “tack så jävligt mycket” when I meant to be saying “tack så väldigt mycket”. SHIT.

work abroad

I got a summerjob in Sweden, so I’m working abroad.

write a play (read all 2 entries…)
Working on it.

I’ve got a plan, I’ve got great characters, and I’ve got a pretty good setting. I’ve also written… 16 pages of it. In two days. It’s a comedy. A tragicomedy.

get a job
Did it.

I got a job and moved to Sweden for the summer to do it. Feels fucking fantastic. Yes, I got a job several other people probably turned down. Yes, I’m working full-time in the evenings. Yes, it’s tiring and it doesn’t pay all that well… but hell… I’ve got something on my CV now. I got a job.



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