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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flowergirlresumedWishing everyone

lots of festive fun… With wishes for a very happy and fulfilling New Year ahead… Happy, Happy Christmas xxx 7 months ago


all better now, thanks… The moon was definitely a spectacular sight, was pleased to be able to see it… Hope all is going well with you and your festive plans :) 7 months ago

flowergirlresumedPassing times

are a time of reflection and can easily bring us down… It sounds like you have had a lot going on in a short space of time… ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))) I am glad that you decided to go to the trail race, it obviously did you the world of good… Like Saraband, I am glad you are back too :) 7 months ago

flowergirlresumedLast weekend before Christmas

1. The beautiful moon in the sky this week, both early mornings and nights. There has been the added extra of a very sparkly Jupiter (I believe) at various different angles around it too… It made me stop on my way to work when I first caught sight of it
2. From not feeling organised for Christmas due to working and chid illness to suddenly feeling ok… No food shopping yet but that will be sorted
3. Christmas decorations, especially love the twinkly lights
4. Presents wrapped (tick)
5. This crisp blue skied morning
6. Watching the birds waiting for their daily rations next door… Sweet
7. Thankful that I had a day off work when my son was ill
8. Some Christmas bargains (always good)
9. Messages from friends
10. Secret Santa 7 months ago

flowergirlresumedThanks Gwendydd

Parents play a major role in our lives, either good or bad… So it is impossible to forget them, too many memories x 7 months ago

flowergirlresumedFor Kate

who was a complete inspiration in life… You have not been forgotten xxx 7 months ago


Brussel sprouts!!! Stop swearing!!! :) 7 months ago


cheers me dear…. ((((((((Hugs)))))) xxx 7 months ago

flowergirlresumedThank You

JWillow and love and hugs returned to you at this difficult time xxx 7 months ago

flowergirlresumedA little candle lit

and thinking of my dad, who passed on this day in 2000… 7 months ago

flowergirlresumedPenultimate weekend before Christmas

1. Popping into my old workplace yesterday and receiving such a wonderful welcome. Lots of hugs and smiles
2. Yummy homemade vegan lasagne for tea last night and everyone enjoying it
3. A week out of the work place doing a course
4. Catching up this week on much needed rest after working 4 long nights at the end of last week
5. Avocado on toast with lemon juice and black pepper… Love it!!!
6. Having the opportunity to get most of my mandatory e-learning done
7. Knowing that I made the right decision to change jobs in the summer
8. An age compliment yesterday. Over a 10 year difference, good for the ego ;)
9. Twinkly lights adorning trees and windows at this time of year
10. Friends making an effort to stay in touch 7 months ago

flowergirlresumedOh gawd no

just mad and perhaps a little too determined ;) 7 months ago

flowergirlresumedDon't know about that

but Thank You very much for your kind words x 7 months ago

flowergirlresumedI always

recommend ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak…. Brilliant, emotive book. I also love ‘Midnight’s Children’ by Salman Rushdie or if you like children’s stories, his novel that he wrote for his son, ‘Haroun and the sea of stories’.... :) 7 months ago

flowergirlresumedI will

be thinking of you… It will be hard but you are strong, remember that… ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))) xxx 7 months ago

flowergirlresumedThank You Compassionist

and thank you for being you… I look forward to interacting with you once again on 43, it has been too long :) 7 months ago


for No 4… :) 8 months ago

flowergirlresumedA bit late

but happy anniversary Wren… You are strong and a complete inspiration. I applaud you x 8 months ago

flowergirlresumedThanks SB

Your words are valued x 8 months ago


Thank You Bob… I appreciate your comment :) 8 months ago


((((((((((hugs)))))))))) me dear x 8 months ago

flowergirlresumedHope you find them

My kids have never eaten meat so they have never had a hot dog but their friends who do eat meat rate them highly… It has been too many years for me, over 35 but I believe they are somewhat like what I remember… :) 8 months ago

flowergirlresumedHa Ha

you should check out the rest of the lyrics… I think the songwriter is pressing the point that by taking a ride on the National Express with all human life, that you’ll probably realise that your own life isn’t quite so bad… I might just have to agree ;) 8 months ago

flowergirlresumedDivine Comedy...

Take the National Express when your life’s in a mess
It’ll make you smile…...
On the National Express there’s a jolly hostess
Selling crisps and tea
She’ll provide you with drinks and theatrical winks
For a sky-high fee
Mini-Skirts were in style when she danced down the aisle
Back in ‘63
But it’s hard to get by when your arse is the size of a small country
And everybody sings “ba ba ba da…”
We’re going where the air is free

Saw this band back in 2003 when they were supporting David Bowie in Manchester… :) 8 months ago

flowergirlresumedJust want

you to know that you and yours are still in my thoughts x 8 months ago

flowergirlresumedYou will

get there… I know how hard it can be, believe me… I started uni with 4 kids at home, one being only 9 months and I was pregnant with my last one who was due in the Feb!!! Crazy I know but I knew that if I didn’t do it then, then I never would. Sadly too, my dad died just before Christmas, so it was all pretty mad but I got there… One thing that you are probably feeling is guilty with your wee one… I know that feeling but you are a great, great mum who is a wonderful role model. One thing I found is that my kids took their education more seriously when I did my degree and my least academic child at the time was inspired and went on to go to uni…. Something that was completely unexpected… You need to do what is right for you, but do remember that change can be hard, but if you can manage to push through then you will reap your rewards… Take care x. 8 months ago

flowergirlresumedHappy Birth ~ Day Spatz

Wishing you a wonderful Birth ~ Day today… Enjoy it and may the year ahead be an incredibly happy one… :) 8 months ago

flowergirlresumedThe 2nd of December

is my eldest son’s Birth ~ Day…I was very young when I gave birth to L, only 18. I remember finding out that I was pregnant and to me at that time it was the worst thing that could have happened to me. I was very self ~ destructive after a violent and mentally abusive childhood, so all I wanted to do was take drugs to escape what I felt inside. However, (cutting a long story short) I reluctantly went ahead with the pregnancy because I had a strong sense that I would really live to regret any other decision, I was 17 at this time. Turns out that it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made, it was incredibly hard but once I accepted it then my life began to change… It wasn’t miraculous like in the films but I got there and my son changed my life completely. I am happy that I chose him because I appreciate that my life could have spiraled into a living hell… Or it is possible that I would just have been another statistic. So happy Birth ~ Day to this lovely boy (man) and I thank him deeply for his presence in my life… :) 8 months ago

flowergirlresumedI hope

that you manage it, it will be a wonderful gift for him… Lovely to see you back :) 8 months ago

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