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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Lauren Bollesi believe.

i am so happy to say that after everything i have been through, i have finally found god. the struggles i have endured were just purely a part of his master plan for me to find some small amount of hope. it was that hope that i held on to, and in the end, it kept me alive. i am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to just… have faith. and i sincerely hope that others can find the joy in it as well. =] 5 years ago

Lauren Bollesfalling from grace.

a lot has happened this past year. my mom left us, a guy i thought i was spending the rest of my life with brutally dumped me, my grandmother’s health has been steadily decreasing, and although one of my sisters got married this year, my other sister got into a divorce. i might be exaggerating, but i’m guessing that’s a lot for a 16-year old girl to handle all at once. especially since i’ve always been the one in the family to strive for perfection. things such as these have their consequences, so of course i’ve wrangled up a few eating disorders, been diagnosed with anxiety and depression, and have been known to cut compulsively about once a month.

clearly, this is not the work of a god of any kind.

i know i said everything happens for a reason. i have yet to find a reason that all of this has happened to me. i feel like once i find this god that everyone seems to be making such a big deal about, i can pull myself out of this big pile of shit that i dug myself into. 6 years ago


I don’t believe in God but am sometimes afraid of dying and going to Hell. I have nightmares about it. Should I start taking Pascal’s wager seriously? 6 years ago


not worth it. doesnt even interest me anymore. 7 years ago


i have always wondered about my religion, but the more and more i look outside and see things, i believe in him even more. i still sometimes question where i stand as a religious person, but you have to know one thing. you weren’t just magically put on this earth, it took someone to mold you and make you. evolution had to be created, it wasn’t just bacteria. as much as i believe in evolution, there has to be a small belief in things. it keeps people going. 7 years ago


or at least try to.. 7 years ago


or at least try to.. 7 years ago

Lauren Bollestheres gotta be something.

alright, so maybe i dont agree with the strict guidelines of the church or needing to be a saint in order for God to love you. but i do believe that everything happens for a reason, and theres gotta be something out there thats making it happen. so i think i agree with the concept, just not all the nitty gritty crap. 7 years ago

samanthajanelovecreator dude

i don’t remembr myself making myself 7 years ago

Dan DWho/What exactly is God?

“I, for one, have no desire to worship a God who is thought to favor the war in the Middle East in order to accomplish some obscure prediction found in the late first century book of Revelation, who suppresses women in the name of ancient patriarchy, or who is so deeply homophobic that oppressing homosexuals becomes the defining issue of church life.

Such an irrational, superstitious deity has no appeal to me and the attack of atheists against this kind of God is welcome. I also do not want to be told that the “true God” can be found either in the inerrancy of the Bible or in the infallibility of a Pope. Both are absurd religious claims designed not to discover truth but to enforce religious authority and conformity.”

7 years ago

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