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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I'm doing 27 things

How I did it
How to get laser eye surgery
It took me
8 months
It made me

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run a 5k
Just do it!

Listen, I’m the least likely to run any sort of distance, and I didn’t know if I could do this on my own. I tried to get others to walk with me and either they couldn’t, wouldn’t or shouldn’t. I made it up in my mind to complete this goal this year since I wanted to do it last year with hubby but he didn’t want to. He was very surprised that I was entering this local race and very surprised that I did it. I found out that I like jogging and walking. Once you get in your zone, thats it! I didnt tell a lot people that I was doing this until I finished it. I am proud of myself. In did this while I was in nursing school on spring break and trained lightly. I never walked or ran 3.2 mi in a race format. I finished in 48 min. Thats a great time for me because we had a really steep hill to endure for about 1/4 mi. That took it out of me. I will definitely do this again!!!!!

i want to finish school and become a nurse

I have been accepted into Nursing school in the fall. i will be taking evening and weekend classes . I am super excited!!!

become an expert in something (read all 2 entries…)
It's going

It feel like Im going to be an expert at college for a while to reach my goal. Im not discouraged though. Expertise pays off!

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