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 out of debt (read all 4 entries…)
the end is in sight.

I’m down to less than $5k of debt. It looks like I’ll be debt-free just in time for my birthday. :)

get out of debt (read all 4 entries…)
One down, two to go

I just paid off one of my stupid medical bills. Only two more to go!

get out of debt (read all 4 entries…)

I just got a big fat check from an investment that I cashed out. This will pay off nearly half of my medical bills! The end is in sight!

learn 2,042 kanji

249 down, 1793 to go!

get out of debt (read all 4 entries…)
Health insurance

I had cancer and I didn’t have health insurance. Now I’m in debt up to my ears! Thankfully the hospital was kind enough to write off my radiation therapy, which would’ve cost me $30,000. I also got a new job that pays way more, and I’ve made arrangements to have all of my debts paid off in just one year! So, things could be much worse. (For instance, I could be dead.)



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