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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is done with grad school!

learn to use a sewing machine
sewing machine

My husband got me a sewing machine for Christmas. I was intimidated out of getting one for a long time, but I’m so glad I got over that! It is lightyears faster than hand sewing, and I’m so excited to make some new stuff! I’m almost done with my first project- an apron :)

learn how to make batik

I dyed some batik fabric in my tenth grade art class, but don’t remember the process at all. I want to figure it out again, dye some myself, and incorporate them into some textile art.

learn to swing dance
so fun

my husband and i took a class through UT informal classes ( if you live in austin) to learn to dance swing for our wedding. it paid off because we had a fun, cool dance to start off our marriage, and the exercise is SO FUN!

grad school
love it

i love being in school again. it always helps to make you feel like you’re making yourself better.

Finish my wedding thank you notes
so glad

man, i feel like a weight has been lifted. i’m so glad i finished these things.

go to weeki wachee, city of mermaids (read all 2 entries…)

I just went to Weeki Wachee 2 days ago while visiting my in-laws in Florida. They took me for my birthday and it was just wonderful. I had such a great time. I recommend it to anyone who’s into 50s, kitchy fun!

get a massage

the first massage i ever recieved was about six months ago, and it was practically a spiritual experience. i highly recommend it!

go to college

best four years of my life so far!

bungee jump

My best friend and I bungee jumped together and it was a blast. We had a great time!

Host a dinner party

Ted from “Queer Eye” released a cookbook called “The food you want to eat : 100 smart, simple recipes” that is awesome! My husband and I used it for a party last weekend and the recipies were easy with ingredients easily procured. We love to entertain and this book took away the hard part. I highly recommend it when cooking for a group.

be a vegetarian
I love it

I just don’t like meat, so it works pretty well for me…

become a vegan
my two month experiment

I’ve been a vegetarian for years, but I was only vegan for a couple months. If you can do it successfully, more power to you. My kidneys started to fail so I went back to just being meatless.

Vegans rock!

go to the albuquerque international balloon fiesta
here is the website!

go to weeki wachee, city of mermaids (read all 2 entries…)
here's a website on weeki wachee



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