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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I'm doing 15 things

How I did it
How to go to Scotland
It took me
10 years
It made me

Recent entries
learn gaelic (read all 4 entries…)
Nobody speaks Gaelic in Scotland!

Ciamar a tha thu?

I had a difficult time finding someone who speaks Gaelic even in Skye. On next return, I will try harder. I was told that when the “oldies” come to town in Portree (some market day?) that they often spoke Gaelic, but we didn’t have the opportunity to check that out. Ho hum. :\

live in a foreign country
will certainly make you appreciate "home"

And it will help you to understand both how large and how small the world is. I lived in a foreign country at the age of 10-11, and it changed the course of my life. I will never forget it.

Learn to knit (read all 2 entries…)
It's addictive!

My 10-yr-old niece taught me an easy way to cast on, and the knit stitch, and I went online to one of the many tutorials and learned to purl and bind off. It’s so much easier than I ever thought it would be.

Now I’m over halfway through my first project (a scarf, of course, in a simple stockinette stitch (k2, p2), and am really enjoying it. I pick it up whenever I have spare time and have watched (mostly listening!) two movies in the process. It’s incredibly addictive for someone who fidgets as much as I do anyway. It gives me something to do with my fingers. Don’t overdo it though – you get a bit of hand cramps and carpal tunnel pain after a few hours straight. Still, I can’t stop!

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