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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dragonfly35Thank you!

I’m sorry to hear that you won’t be on PopClogs, but thank you for the good wishes and I wish all the best to you as well! 4 months ago


dragonfly35This is the end...

or rather the beginning of what comes next. It feels like a lot of things are beginning for me, so the timing is appropriate. I will miss this place, but look forward to what the future has in store as well.

I am so grateful to all my traveling companions here in 43T land, those who are still here reading this week and those who are already gone. I could not have done it without you.

I’m not really good at farewells, but I am sending my love out to all those who have supported, advised, empathized, shared, and questioned over the years. We may meet again elsewhere, or perhaps not, but you will always have a place in my heart.

Take care my friends. Cheers to you all! 4 months ago


dragonfly35The day is almost here...

I’ve marked complete the goals that it felt right to do so with. I’m leaving other goals up – letting them sink with the ship as it were – and will be marking a couple more done including this one, so that will bring my total to 833. Not bad in 5.25 years here. Not a bad run at all. 4 months ago


dragonfly35One of my favorite

and most cheered goals. I’m certainly not done with this, and ironically the more I laugh, the fewer lines I have. I think pregnancy has made my skin younger, too. :)

Keep laughing, my friends. I will leave this goal here and let it go out with the light. ♥ 4 months ago


dragonfly35Farewell!

It is time to wind things down here, in the last week of being able to post to 43T. I am so grateful for this site and for the things it has helped me accomplish in my 5+ years here.

I discovered the site during a time of great transition, just around the time I met my husband. (“Start dating again” was one of my first goals and a good example of how powerful it is to set an intention in the presence of witnesses.) Since then, with the help of this site, I’ve not only re-imagined my life, but I’ve been able to transform myself into the person I always wanted to be. I’ve accomplished some true bucket list goals – like “run a marathon”, for example – things I didn’t think I’d ever really do. And some goals have not been done yet, but there’s the whole rest of my life for that.

I have also formed friendships here, including a few people I have met in real life and many I’ll continue to keep in touch with after this site is gone, but the biggest thing for me has always been the goals. Something about the set-up of this site has been incredibly powerful for me in supporting goal completion and personal transformation.

So I am deeply grateful to the Robots for creating this place and for keeping it alive for as long as they have. All things must end, and as sad as it is to see 43T go, I know that it is truly the beginning of something new. So it is for true gratitude for my time here that I say goodbye. 4 months ago


dragonfly35 10 months ago


dragonfly3538+2

I’m 38 weeks and 2 days today. Baby is coming some time soon… I haven’t done a super job of chronicling here once we heard the site was going, but there you have it. I doubt she will arrive before the site goes read only on the 15th, so you’ll have to come over to PopClogs for the announcement. ;)

Things are going fine. I still feel pretty good, and we are starting to feel ready, although there is always more to be done! Just chipping away at a bunch of little jobs and seeing how much I can get done before she is here! 4 months ago


dragonfly35Never mind

I watched the bonus stuff. I’ll probably want to re-watch at some point, but this goal is done! 5 months ago


dragonfly35Finally

watched the entire course, but still have 40 minutes of bonus material to go. 5 months ago


dragonfly35#40- 43

  • Head of garlic
  • Zucchini
  • Sweet peppers
  • Cucumber

Done. :) 5 months ago


dragonfly35#39

Some casualties, mostly fruit I was too ambitious buying all at once. (Silly pregnancy cravings.)

But I did use up a batch of tomatoes from my neighbor’s garden! 5 months ago


dragonfly35 17 months ago


dragonfly35I'm at 826

I don’t suppose I’ll hit any significant or interesting number on this goal. Would love to use this transition as a chance to motivate myself to close out some nagging tasks. It’s hard when we don’t know if July 31st is indeed the end of times, but I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing for now. :) 5 months ago


dragonfly35Kimber~

Continuing to send loving thoughts and prayers your way in this difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss, my friend.

5 months ago


dragonfly35#34- 38

  • Bag of banana peppers that had been in the freezer since last summer
  • Bag of jalapenos (also from the freezer)
  • 2 heads of lettuce
  • bag of padron peppers from the CSA

Almost there! 5 months ago


dragonfly35#32 and #33

  • Nectarines
  • Peaches

Mmmmm… summer fruit is so good! 5 months ago


dragonfly35Just found this goal

on my given up list and realized I have done it. I am now getting regular massage, and plan to continue doing so after pregnancy. Also got a referral to a chiropractor, though I admit I haven’t been. Even though my back pain has mostly gone away through working on other things, I still have ongoing alignment issues. Hoping to get some of that sorted out. 6 months ago


dragonfly35 21 months ago


dragonfly35Not done

since I do, of course, intend to keep getting older for a while. :D But occurring, I believe, or at least I feel that it is. I think it comes from having a (more) whole and shining spirit. Anyway, at this point, this is not a goal I intend to take with me, so I’ll mark it complete for now. 6 months ago


dragonfly35This goal

has been amazing and powerful. I’m glad I’m reading and reflecting on it now. While I don’t suppose this is the sort of goal one really completes, or at least not for the average person, I do feel like the goal has resulted in changes. As I wrote in my last entry here, the changes happening now will themselves redefine me and, I suppose, when they are over I will feel a natural tendency to fall into a definition of myself and at that time, I may need this goal again. For now, I am letting it go. 6 months ago


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