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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I would likely say ‘The X-Files’ was my favorite television show of all-time, but I doubt I have seen all the episodes. It’s impressive you stuck with this goal for 4 years.

sun_goddess31 9 months ago

sun_goddess31 15 months ago

sun_goddess312nd kyu

Passed another level of brown belt last week! 2 more tests until my black belt… 9 months ago

sun_goddess31 11 months ago

sun_goddess31 21 months ago


I took the test on January 6th. While you never officially find out your results, I found the correct answers on an online forum and it looks like I only got 25/50, not enough to make it to the next round. Oh, well! I am at least glad I gave it a shot, and I might try again next year. 11 months ago

sun_goddess31Entered 2014 Lottery

I will find out the week of January 27th whether or not I have been selected. 11 months ago

sun_goddess31January 7th

The test is offered only once per year, and even if I do well, it doesn’t guarantee me a spot at an audition. Thus far I have done well on the practice tests. It should be an interesting experience regardless! 12 months ago

sun_goddess31first semeseter in the books

I survived chemistry, and did well in my biology and nutrition courses too. Next semester I’m registered for anatomy & physiology, medical terminology and psychology. One semester down, six to go (plus an internship). 12 months ago

sun_goddess31Registration Submitted

I’ve sent in my registration for the 15k next March. It looks to be a hilly course, so I better get training! 13 months ago

sun_goddess31The Lottery for 2014

opens on January 6th, 2014. Looks like this may be a challenge to enter, but it also looks to be a blast! 13 months ago


Thus far I’ve completed intro to biology and intro to nutrition. Both the bio and nutrition classes were interesting and I did fairly well, but now I’m taking intro to chemistry, which is incredibly dull. I still need to complete this and 3 other prerequisites before applying and enrolling in the dietetics program next summer. 13 months ago

sun_goddess31#3 North Portland's Peninsula

We took the MAX train to Albina/Mississippi in North Portland, rode through the scenic Overlook Park neighborhood, along N. Willamette Blvd. to St. John’s, through Cathedral Park, along N. Lombard to N. Denver and back to the Rosa Parks MAX station. In all, the ride totaled around 13 miles, our longest to date.

After the ride, we headed to Widmer Brewery. They have free tours if you book in advance, including a complimentary flight with samples of 4 of their beers and a souvenir glass. Lunch at their brewpub was also good.

As we’re now heading into the rainy season in Oregon, this will likely be our last big ride until spring. 13 months ago

sun_goddess31Downtown & Northwest Portland

Although this ride was highlighted as ‘easy/moderate’ in my bike route book, it was a bit of a challenge for a novice rider like me due to all the pedestrians and traffic In the city. It also started pouring down rain part-way during the ride, luckily while we were across the street from Jake’s so we could stop in for an impromptu lunch and hazelnut martinis.

Also, the route parallels Portland’s streetcar line for several miles. I learned bike routes and streetcar lines don’t go well together, as at one point my bike tire got stuck in a rut and I lost control of my bike. Oh well, at least it was an adventure! 14 months ago

sun_goddess31#1 Portland's Riverfront Loop

My husband and I did this relatively flat 10.8 mile ride last Sunday. Although it was cold and rainy, it was still a fun adventure. 15 months ago

sun_goddess31It turns out

that I have multiple signature dishes. My husband says my best dishes are (1) overnight pickles; (2) quinoa salad; and (3) chicken and waffles. 15 months ago

sun_goddess313rd kyu (1st degree brown belt)

This past weekend I took (and passed) my 3rd kyu (1st degree brown belt test). 15 months ago

sun_goddess31Going to check this off...

I’ve just finished a 3 ft. x 6 ft. handknit map of the United States and a hat and mitten set using up some handspun yarn made by my mom. I don’t have any unfinished projects at the moment (although I do have a ton of leftover yarn to use up from various projects I’ve completed over the years), so I am going to check this goal off. 15 months ago


I have applied to the University of Northern Colorado’s Distance Dietetic Program, to begin in Summer 2014. I already have a bachelor’s degree, but still need to take 21 courses + complete an internship in order to become an RD. The next step is for me to take 7 prerequisite courses before I can begin the program next summer. 15 months ago

sun_goddess31 15 months ago

sun_goddess31Science Fiction

I’ve just submitted a science fiction short story to the Mary Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction, sponsored by Rosebud Magazine. Regardless of the outcome, I am glad I took up this challenge. 15 months ago

sun_goddess31 19 months ago


I have been thinking about doing this for years, but was mostly deterred by the cost of a bike. Finally, my husband and I took the plunge today, taking advantage of a late summer sale at a local bike shop. I hadn’t ridden a bike in 20 years, but we rode the 5+ miles from the shop back home without problems (of course, stopping along the way for beer and pizza). 15 months ago

sun_goddess31Soon, I hope

I have registered for a free 3-week writing workshop at my local library this some to work on refining my craft. I have a few short story ideas floating around in my head, and I am contemplating entering this short story contest: 18 months ago

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