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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Recent entries from Butterfly
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ButterflyApril 28th 2014

  • Having a really good first day back of Term 2! I was expecting the class to be unsettled, especially after 2 weeks of holidays as well as having me as their relief teacher first up, but they were lovely and calm. 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 27th 2014

  • Chris giving me some $ to buy eggs. 3 months ago

ButterflyHi Diosa,

YNAB is the acronym for “You Need A Budget.” It’s non-threatening and user-friendly budgeting software.

They have a 34-day demo if you wanted to try it out. 3 months ago

ButterflyMy biased vote-

as I have an anniversary coming up in May is “make time for what matters.” Although I would be quite happy with “the force is with me!” as well. 3 months ago

ButterflySnack suggestion

Kale chips

-bunch of kale
-olive oil

Remove leaves from the stems of the kale (don’t eat the stems, really bitter) and tear into bite-size pieces. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake 10-15 minutes. 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 26th 2014

  • Julie’s dog leaning its front paws on the ledge of the kitchen window and looking in at me. 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 25th 2014

  • Drive & overnight stay for a 50th birthday celebration 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 24th 2014

  • Sex3 months ago

ButterflyReceived paycheck: Give every dollar a job

  • $570 for rent
  • $180 towards my half of electricity bill
  • $50 for chiro
  • $20 eating out
  • $13 towards “buffer”

Feeling better and more stable than I did last week about our financial situation. Rent has been paid, so has chiro. In retrospect, I didn’t have to eat both lunch and dinner out yesterday, but never mind. Dinner wasn’t planned. I now have $26 in my “buffer.” What would have been better is if I had followed Rule 2 a little better and already had money available for the electricity bill. 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 23rd 2014

  • The gas bill, finally FINALLY being sorted out. Your account balance is now $0.00. I’m sorry, could you repeat that again. What a relief.
  • Impromptu catch up with A. Anna for lunch and burgers for dinner. 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 22nd 2014

  • Snuggling up with a cookbook to flick through. 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 21st 2014

  • Dog falling asleep on my lap on the drive back.
  • Cuddles and watching Harry Potter with Chris. It was nice to be home. 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 20th 2014

  • Doing some jobs for Mum at her place, getting ready to sell the house. Put in some solar lights out the front, oiled the deck, planted some herbs and shovelled and moved some gravel to the carport. Discovered that I’m allergic to “natural” decking oil, when my bottom lip started itching and swelled up! 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 19th 2014

  • Giving the bus driver an Easter egg and wishing him happy easter when I got off the bus.
  • Road trip to Jamestown with Sarah & James. 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 18th 2014

  • A very lazy day. 3 months ago

ButterflyOkay: Give every dollar a job

I’ve entered in all of the income I’ve received:

  • Centrelink payment
  • Pay from my job
  • Chris’s contribution to the rent
  • $7 towards “buffer”

I have enough to cover the next lot of rent and $30 to put towards my chiro appointment, but need another 20. Do not have enough for the electricity bill due at the end of the month. Am not earning anything at the moment either. Still, there’s food in the fridge to last a little while and I’m going away this weekend to Mum’s and next weekend to spend some time with Chris’s family. At least we won’t have to worry about meals then. 3 months ago


Thanks! 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 17th 2014

  • Lovely day with Chris. 3 months ago


That’s exciting, how are you feeling? Well prepared I hope :) 3 months ago

ButterflyI've changed my mind completely

about how I want to approach this bootcamp.

I turned 25 last month and so far, I’m liking what this age has to offer. I do feel that I’m blooming. I handle stress a lot better and don’t spend time worrying about things I have no control over. I say yes to invites, instead of thinking up excuses. I even arrange meet-ups myself now. I’m enjoying a great balance in my health & wellness. My relationship is still going strong, still full of laughter, even in the midst of wedding planning. I’m being booked more for relief work and more often in advance. I’m enjoying where I’m at right now and just wanted to acknowledge that.

The bud that’s struggling to flower however, is financial. It seems that I have just enough money to cover our rent, my chiro appointment and groceries. Sometimes only just. And then something comes up (like an electricity bill) that completely throws me out of whack. I want to escape this precarious way of living. And I’m going to do so by utilising the YNAB software. 3 months ago


on your engagement! 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 16th 2014

  • Nice compliments from Chris. 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 15th 2014

  • Finding my wedding dress!!! 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 14th 2014

  • Finding a recipe online for carrot cake chocolate chunk breakfast cookies. I’m getting fed up with bacon & eggs. 3 months ago


I found my dress!! 3 months ago

ButterflyI was going really well

with rule 1 for awhile, but have fallen off the wagon. It’s time to get back on!

The rest will come in due time, with rule 4 being the hardest to obtain. And the most rewarding when I get there. 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 13th 2014

  • Going for paella and sangria with Liani & Jamie. A “chai buzz” afterwards, which tasted like gingerbread. 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 12th 2014

  • Going for a walk first thing this morning, then being silly rolling down a hill and kicking a tennis ball, running to chase after it. 3 months ago

ButterflyApril 11th 2014

  • Going to see “Divergent” at an old cinema with A. Anna, Sarah & James. Hot chocolate at a french cafe afterwards. 3 months ago

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