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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7 people want to do this.

quit my job and travel the world


 

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chasingbunnies75% of the way there

Well, I quit my job and am moving to a new country. So I figure 50% is covered by quitting my job and I’m giving myself half-credit for traveling the world, since I’m settling down in a new country with a new job, so not totally free to travel the world… however, the new job has lots of opportunity to travel through Europe and Asia :) 3 years ago


MelindaP69HOW NICE WOULD THIS BE?

omg how i want to do this.. IT WOULD BE A DREAM COME TRUE!! im going to start saving up now so when im older i can just say fuck the world im gone!!! 3 years ago


chasingbunniesUntitled

How much does it really cost to do the kind of traveling I want to do? Where would I go? I’d want to stay in each place long enough to get a sense of what it’s like to live there, rather than just the tourist stuff. I want to make friends in as many countries as I can. How long could I live a nomadic life without a permanent home before I would get tired of it? 4 years ago


gettinglostIt's not a RTW (which is what this goal encompases)

However… I have quit my job and will be going to central america for 40 days while Gian is in bootcamp.
One step towards my goal- familiarizing myself with travel. 6 years ago


gettinglostWanderlust

This isn’t “quitting” my job, but going into one that allows me to travel, which is my second choice.
I am only 20, and do not have the resources to save $10k and tell everyone to fuck off. Neither does my fiance…and we’re in this together…
So….the Air Force it is :D
We thought about the Marines, but…there are a couple downfalls to joining…the biggest one being never getting to see eachother. The Air Force has a lot to offer, and I can offer something good to my country in return.
AND I get to travel….how bout them apples. 7 years ago


gettinglostBootsNAll

I’ve found a great resource for those wishing to drop everything and live as a nomad: www.bootsnall.com. Their forums are full of people who sell their homes, store their belongings, warehouse their cars…and leave for years to places I can’t pronounce.
My goal is to get a degree before I completely jump in. But, I would like to travel everywhere I can in the meantime. 7 years ago


 

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