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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Anya W.Went out on a lot of dates with people, and found someone!

Rejoined an old dating site I’d given up on before. Added new pictures every month. Took pictures with my camera for practice and kept the nice ones, replied to guys who sounded promising, and just about when I was going to give up again six months or so later…I started talking to an awesome new guy, we went out a few times, and now he’s my boyfriend :P 2 years ago


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Anya W.Man, this is SO confusing!!

I’ve gone to meet with this one guy a few times now, and we’re going to the city on Friday together…but I dunno if I could count those encounters as “dates” or not. Yes, we are mildly interested in each other, but I don’t really want a long term thing with this guy.

In the mean time, there’s this online fella who can be really top notch sometimes. Our personalities jibe. But sometimes, he can be really emotionally distant, so I’ve written him off a few times now. But it’s such a shame; we can talk about pretty much anything. But he also lives two states away. Eh.

Now, besides the first guy and the internet fella, I’ve been on a dating site and have gotten convos going with a few fellas there. One was just kind of an ass, but I only talked with him once. I wasn’t impressed, though. The other guy almost seems too nerdy for me, but I kind of doubt that. (You’re looking at Ms. Dungeons and Dragons, watches Dr. Who and pretty much abuses the hell out of any internet meme that comes her way…lol!)

Then there’s this one guy’s profile that I saw today…he seems like almost a carbon copy of me, but just a guy. I was so impressed that I messaged him 3/4ths of the way down his profile (lol). I just asked him point blank in the e-mail if he had a messenger so we could get to know each other better or something. I got a good feeling about him.

BUT! Guy #1 (Friday date fella) is my sister’s friend, and our cousin, who knows him too, texted me the other day (jokingly? I dunno?) asking, “You official yet?”

I’m 21, no kids, Associate degree, and I…just kind of don’t want to be in a long term relationship yet. There are too many possibles in my life, and I don’t want to just “end up” with some guy and get derailed. So, that makes me in the “short-term” category. But what the hell is short term, exactly?

What makes this confusing is I’m gray-A – may be asexual or demisexual, but not sure yet…so it’s more awkward. I feel like every guy I talk to wants sex out of me. I’m not looking for that, exactly. I am looking for an intelligent partner who wants to do fun things together (activities, like going camping or parasailing) and cuddle.

Somebody make things clear for me!! I feel the pressure!! But it’s good to be back in the game. :) 3 years ago


Anya W.A More Concrete Plan

After researching, I’ve found that my favorite option out of the two I was considering (T. Rowe Price vs. Vanguard) requires a minimum of $1000 to open. From my research, I’ve been looking for an no-load index kind of fund, and the T. Rowe Price Roth seems to have a lot more foreign investments made – which makes the fund more risky than the Vanguard. While I like that, because I would like my financial decisions to reflect my idea of being a global citizen, I’m still at a loss for which to finally pick. In the end, since I just finished my emergency fund, I can start saving at least a thousand for this goal, too. So that deters me a lot longer than June, seeing as I have a grand total of $0 saved for it so far.

I dunno when I will reach that thousand, whether it will be by the end of this year or the beginning of the next, but it’s still on my goals list. Going to make a separate bank account today to start saving up. Wish me luck! 3 years ago


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Anya W.Postponed for June

March was madness, and a lot of crazy things have happened. I really mean to get to this goal in June.

I forgot that I already began a 401k at my current job. When I leave this job, I need to roll it over into my Roth that I will be making. I was inspired by Get Rich Slowly and Suze Orman to do this.

So far, I have done a little looking around, and this article in particular has really made me rethink my strategy. I think I need to consult with some more advice before June. Out of all of the places, T. Rowe Price has me the most confident, but I won’t put any chips down until June. 3 years ago


Anya W.Going to rename this goal

After finishing school (will update that as soon as I take a picture with my diploma :D), I have decided that I will keep undergoing my own kind of study (autodidactism) with the help of Susan Wise Bauer and her mother’s books, The Well-Trained Mind and The Well-Educated Mind. Will come update this goal and switch the priorities around a little in the near future. Count on it! :) 3 years ago


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