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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do what I need to do when I need to do it so someday I can do what I want to do when I want to do it
First thing.

The first thing that I need to do is work on getting done with school, which is now a personal goal and at the top of my list of things to do.

graduate high school (read all 7 entries…)

I’ve ordered my cap and gown (procrastinated: a month late).
I’ve done all but one portfolio task and all I have left to do is:
1. Pay $50 senior dues.
2. Log my 15 community service hours.
3. Finish my US Role In The World Essay (portfolio task).

Lose 30 pounds (read all 3 entries…)

Well, I gained some weight over Christmas and the holidays, but I’ve been working on losing again. I think I’m down about 12 lbs total. I’ll find out exactly how much on Tuesday next week.

learn to control my emotions
Roller Coaster.

I’m like a goddamned roller coaster ride. Even on my medication, I’m up, I’m down, I’m in the goddamned middle. Perhaps next Thursday, I’ll have them up my dosage to 20mg.
Because I’m a fucking wreck right now.

graduate high school (read all 7 entries…)
January 2007

I’m ordering my cap and gown on Monday!
As for dropping out, that is on the back of my mind right now. I was accepted into my school’s alternative program and recieved one of my english credits today! I only have one more to earn and I’m required to pass all of my classes I’m enrolled in at the regular school (which should be a breeze). Also, I’m going to be working on one of my (three) portfolio tasks starting next week, and then all I need to do is finish the other two tasks in the learning center and file for my community service hours and I’m done!
Wow, that seems like a lot more in writing than it feels like in my mind.

Make a gingerbread house (read all 3 entries…)

Maybe this year I’ll get this done.

graduate high school (read all 7 entries…)
this goal

This goal grows further and further away every day. I’m now seriously considering dropping out and getting my GED.

write more letters by hand (read all 3 entries…)
jail time.

with one of my best friends in jail, and him refusing visits from any one, I’ll be writing a LOT more letters.

get drama out my life (read all 2 entries…)
for now.

For now it’s just multiplying. And cubing itself. And cloning itself. I’m not even the one causing it. Everyone else is just throwing it in our (my best friend and my own) laps.
If there was one wish I could have it would be to make it all disappear.

finish my hair style (read all 3 entries…)

It has red and blonde streaks. &I love it.

finish my hair style (read all 3 entries…)
bleach kit

so I definitely bought a bleach kit tonight. &tomorrow, my friend Robbie is going to finish it for me.

get drama out my life (read all 2 entries…)
everyday high school drama

Every day it gets worse and worse.
I just want it all to go away without having to get rid of my friends.

Lose 30 pounds (read all 3 entries…)
10 pounds down, 20 to go.

I’m starting to feel a lot better about myself. I do things including even taking off my sweatshirt at school. I’m proud of myself.

finish my hair style (read all 3 entries…)
Saturday, September 23

I cut my bangs.
Next weekend, I’ll buy hair dye and have Mom finish cutting my hair.

Lose 30 pounds (read all 3 entries…)
South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet, here I come.

graduate high school (read all 7 entries…)
Senior year

Graduation is on June 10th, 2007.

face my fears without caring what people will think (read all 9 entries…)

I have gotten completely over one thing that I was a jealous Monster about.
I’ve come to start and see the truth in things.
I’m starting to become myself, above all.

practice 'Happiness Manifesto' daily (read all 65 entries…)

1. Living through 06/06/06.
2. Finally cracking down on learning German.
4. One more week of school.
5. Having my senior year schedule prepared.

It’s been a while since I’ve been on here.

practice 'Happiness Manifesto' daily (read all 65 entries…)

1. Having the time to get online.
2. Not having time to be online all of the time.
3. Having a job and a way of making my own money.
4. Not having to ask my Father for money.
5. Knowing that I’ve fallen in love with someone who has all of the power to tear me apart, and having him admit to the vice versa.

graduate high school (read all 7 entries…)
Junior Year, May

One year left?
I’m getting senioritis already.
And there’s still a month left of this year.

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