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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Lou M.

Do a little everyday, write entries and soon your goals will be done.

I'm doing 8 things

Lou M.'s Life List

  1. 1. Save money
    166 entries . 10 cheers
    16,491 people
  2. 2. get in shape
    41 entries . 9 cheers
    10,376 people
  3. 3. revamp my wardrobe
    66 entries . 17 cheers
    266 people
  4. 4. pay off my student loans
    29 entries . 14 cheers
    2,981 people
  5. 5. Teach overseas
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    75 people
  6. 6. learn to ride a bicycle
    1 entry
    129 people
  7. 7. sew a dress
    1 cheer
    267 people
  8. 8. crochet a blanket
    1 entry
    154 people

How I did it
How to learn to knit
It took me
7 months
It made me
feel accomplished

How to buy a new computer
It took me
2 months
It made me

How to save $1000 for my emergency fund
It took me
12 months
It made me
financially secure

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Recent entries
Save money (read all 166 entries…)

I can’t believe how fast 2014 is going. It’ll be the end of the year before we know it.

  • Expenses $200
  • Personal $270
  • Savings $94.63

This week I’ve got a lot going on in terms of spending money – ugh. I have to organise my boyfriend’s birthday present, get some new work shoes and some work shirts. The next two weeks are going to be horrendously busy on the work front but then again three jobs will do that to a person. I’ve also got to sort out some uni work and get organised for my student teaching placement next term. Only $289 to go until my savings goal is done! I’m keen to put away as much as possible this year.

Busy busy busy

Save money (read all 166 entries…)

There’s nothing quite like having four casual positions and none of them give you enough hours to make it by. If only I had more study left so I could be eligible for government assistance. Oh well. Fingers crossed I can scale back after my 3 week school placement.

Save money (read all 166 entries…)
March 4

I’m now working 3 jobs so there will be more updates. Although I’m not getting paid a lot at my third job, my plan is to send it all to savings when I can.

  • Expenses $200
  • Personal $214
  • Savings $366.47

I’m finally getting somewhere with my savings. I’m nearly at my $500 to go mark. So ready for this Emergency Fund to just be done.

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