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. Treat myself better
    1 entry
    54 people
  2. 2. read, read and read some more
    346 people
  3. 3. be grateful for my blessings
    3 people
  4. 4. start a scholarship
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    25 people
  5. 5. practice yoga
    4,258 people
  6. 6. enjoy my life more
    24 people
  7. 7. get a will
    6 people
  8. 8. get a financial planner and start investing
    1 person
  9. 9. lose 50 pounds
    2,894 people
  10. 10. get a masters degree
    2,999 people
  11. 11. become a great baker
    1 entry
    3 people
  12. 12. finish my scrapbooks
    165 people
  13. 13. remodel my bathroom
    127 people
  14. 14. get fit
    3,666 people
  15. 15. get up on time
    391 people
  16. 16. buy less stuff
    66 people
  17. 17. get organized
    6,534 people
  18. 18. write
    1,618 people
  19. 19. learn to sew
    4,064 people
  20. 20. take horseback riding lessons
    1 cheer
    143 people
  21. 21. go to paris
    2,229 people
  22. 22. take care of the environment
    1 entry
    3 people
  23. 23. Do the steps in "your money or your life"
    1 cheer
    2 people
  24. 24. Relax
    1,985 people
  25. 25. Get more sleep
    4,453 people
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become a great baker

I want to bake a really great brownie. Actually, I want to bake several really great brownies. I want to become known as the brownie girl at family gatherings. My claim to fame. It’s a modest goal.

take care of the environment
Recycle plastic water bottles

Okay. I admit it. I don’t recycle much. I throw alot of stuff out. I watched Al Gore’s movie and it freaked me out but I’m really lazy. I drink at least 2 bottles of water every day at work and since there isn’t a recycling center at work, I throw those bottles out. My daughter will be living on top of those thrown out, unrecycled plastic bottles 20 years from now. I ought to just save them so she can use them for building materials since there won’t be any trees left. Not that it matters much because I live by the shoreline and there won’t be any land left after the glaciers melt and the sealevel rises.

So…okay… baby steps. I need to start recycling those water bottles. Or bringing a re-usable water bottle and just re-filling it.

start a scholarship

I have always believed that education is the key to the world. And for some reason, I just want to start a scholarship. I’ve been thinking about doing this for about two years now but couldn’t figure out what kind of scholarship to start or what my goal was. I figured it out a couple months ago. I have a special needs child and I thought it would be so cool to start a scholarship for graduating seniors who have special needs or are in special education. I’v been to those scholarship awards nights and the same kids keep getting honored over and over. I want to honor someone people don’t think about. Someone who has to work a little harder to get to the same place. This is my goal. Now, I have to stop thinking and start doing.

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