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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get out of michigan


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KatheDnot now, maybe later

We were able to buy the house my mom and dad built after all of us were on our own – all of us worked together to build it – beautiful setting in the woods with only four neighbors, all out of visual range – just a mile from my brother – I have no desire to move now. :) 4 years ago

7milesandrunningLove hate relationship

Born and raised here (Detroit, MI). Finally got the chance to get out and moved to Atlanta for a year and got a good job. Unfortunately they thought it would be a good Idea to send me to work in the Detroit office…WRONG!! the office was a shithole with no organization whatsoever. they then proceeded to lay me off and my life has been a living hell ever since. I love Detroit, and Michigan is a beautiful state, but when the job market/economy is this bad, there is nothing here for me hence why I left in the first place. SCREW THIS.. Unless your makin at least $50,000, GET THE HELL OUT OF THE MITTEN IF YOU CAN. 6 years ago


for sure. 6 years ago


for sure. 6 years ago

KatheDI'm not the only one!

Getting out of Michigan has been a goal of mine for a long time. I didn’t expect to find like-minded people, because people look at me oddly when I say it out loud. A friend of mine is irritated by the bumper stickers that say “I’d rather be _” where the blank is something fun; she thinks everyone should be enjoying whatever they’re doing at any given time, or they shouldn’t be doing it. This seems similar. Why am I still here, as an adult capable of making life decisions?

Furthermore, I left and came back. I was only 22 at the time, I was homesick, and I did want to be at my brother’s high school graduation. Then, life happened. I married a man with children; they lived in Michigan with their mother. My family lived in Michigan; although my sister left, she came back after she had her first child. I promised my daughter I wouldn’t move until after she graduated from college, so she’d be able to come “home”. My mother-in-law moved to Michigan so we could care for her in her final years. I appreciate being close to family, I have a great job and wonderful friends, but I really do hate cold weather.

Someday… 7 years ago

LyniseMichigan sucks

I had been living in Michigan all my life, and i hated it. I couldnt stand the winters, construction, some people, etc. i can go on! I finally had the chance to leave my old hometown which is Fowlerville about 5 years ago, moved to pinckney which wasnt any better, and then to the city. I desided enough was enough and was going to gth out of Michigan. I moved down to Cincinnati, Ohio and i am loving it down here. I live with my soon to be fiance and i have to say, this is the smartest thing that i have ever done. Michigan is only nice for tourists. 7 years ago


hate the weather, hate the provincial atmosphere. I lived in the SF Bay Area for 5 years when I was younger… I felt like that was my true home & I would love to go back. Or anywhere that’s more cosmopolitan and doesn’t have such ungodly winter weather. 7 years ago


I finally got out! We moved to Washington State. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted! 8 years ago

hsher10Just do it! -- 2

I would recommend not just moving from Michigan, but out of the Midwest. Many who venture from the Midwest end up moving back - they didn’t feel the grass was greener elsewhere - but you’ll never know if you don’t try.
Having lived in many different places across the US—and currently commuting from Key West, FL to San Diego, CA every other week, I am still shocked by how different each region is. Each had its advantages and disadvantages. Every person will weigh those differently and find the place that best suits him or her.
Try lots of different places, get a feel for what is important for you, and don’t be afraid to move back to Michigan if that is the place the feels the best. But definitely take the plunge and get out of the Midwest for at least a year. If nothing else, you’ll be a more well-rounded person for it! 8 years ago

pompy_107I moved from Michigan

i moved from Michigan to Wisconsin and it was so no worth it. dont get me wrong i love Wisconsin but i miss Michigan way 2 much 8 years ago

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