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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Tessa Valentine

I'm doing 5 things

Tessa Valentine's Life List

  1. 1. Learn to play keyboard
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    463 people
  2. 2. get my associates degree
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    125 people
  3. 3. move to los angeles
    1 entry
    301 people
  4. 4. Join AFTRA
    1 entry
    2 people
  5. 5. Join SAG
    1 entry
    15 people
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Learn to play keyboard
Learn to play the keyboard

It was always nice to go to my surrogate grandmother’s home where, in the entrance to the parlor stood an antique, red piano. I could never do more that some scales and it was always in the back of my mind that I would learn to play properly one day. I never really got to since she sold that piano and moved away when I was 13. Now, two years after her death, I’ve started to really wonder what would have happened all those years ago if I had begged my mom to let me get piano lessons, instead of just playing scales.

Join SAG
Join SAG

The big leagues. Every actor dreams of it and many manage to make it, but it’s a hard road and a necessary one to receive better pay, benefits, and respect as an actor.


In order to get better work, better pay, better treatment in general, and to even have a shot at joining SAG, AFTRA is the first step up in the actor’s world.

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