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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.

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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.

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JaelynReinaDue to a lack of

Financial traing early in life I have really messed up credit and now it is HUGE goal of my to have atleast a 800 (right now I think I have a 500 or something worse) before my 35th birthday at which point I want to buy a house.

Nothing major maybe 3 bedrooms near the beach perferably (which is where good credit is definitely needed) 2 years ago

Rebecca WorledgeI love my house :)

Me and my partner saved for a deposit, hunted for the perfect house, and now we never have to deal with stupid landlords ever again =) 2 years ago

JkH34Home sweet home

I’d LOVE to own my own home ! 3 years ago

Johan van der MerweThe almost perfect apartment

I managed to find an apartment in a very nice area that will halve the time I spend driving to and from work every day. It is also at an excellent price that I will be able to comfortably afford. It has a bath and I would prefer a shower but I suppose I could get it replaced.

The big problem now is that I don’t think I should buy it considering the political situation here. I might be forced to leave the country in the near future.

Facing the reality of buying a house has made me become scared of moving out and living on my own. I am scared that I will be very lonely and turn to drinking again to alleviate my loneliness. I am worried about having to deal with selfish and noisy neighbours since it is an apartment. I am also scared of what will happen if I lose my job and can’t make my monthly payments.

At the same time I am really excited about getting to live on my own and not have to deal with things like my mom walking around naked in the house and making me wish I was blind. 3 years ago

Johan van der MerweHouse instead of apartment

I am now wondering if I should maybe get a house instead of an apartment. I have heard so many stories from other people about what a bunch of selfish idiots the other people who live in the same group of apartments are.

There are problems with buying a house of course. The first is the price but I think I can manage it if I buy in the right area and if I extend the loan by a few years. The other big problem is that it is not very safe living on your own. Something that encouraged me was seeing the house of someone I know who has lived there by himself for years. That made me think of the other people at work who live by themselves and have never spoken of any problems with it.

If I am going to buy a house then I will need a much bigger deposit which will take some time to save up for but it also gives me time to consider my decision. 3 years ago


I want to have my own place. And to be happy there with my baby, even if it means to be a single parent. 3 years ago

Johan van der MerweExamples of why I want to leave

My mom has started leaving doors open when she does things like use the toilet or get undressed. I have unfortunately walked in on her a few times while she is doing that stuff and all I can say now is that I wish I was blind.

My mom leaves the front door open often. When I ask her why it is open she can’t tell me but refuses to close it because she says she just likes it open. Here where I live there is a chance that someone will walk in and kill you if you leave your doors open. I told her that one day she will learn her lesson when someone walks in and stabs her and steals all our stuff but she doesn’t listen.

My brother is very selfish. He does things like watch movies on his PC at high volumes late at night when me and my mom are trying to sleep. I don’t understand how he can be so inconsiderate.

Then there are things related to my mental problems. For some reason I can’t help hating everyone I come across and that includes my extended family. When they come to visit I just hide in my room because I can’t stand them. They are noisy and I get nothing out of talking to them. I hate being stuck in my room for hours while they are visiting.

I went to look at some houses this morning but unfortunately I couldn’t look inside but at least it was interesting to see what is available. I am thinking of getting a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. Thanks to the recession house prices are very good right now. I can get a place in an upper class area for half of what it was going for a few years ago.

The big problem now is that the amount I will have to pay off every month will leave me with almost nothing left. I will still need to pay insurance for the house and the levy and I don’t even know what other costs will pop up. I am hoping to get a salary increase in July and I think then I will be making enough to survive on in a new place. 3 years ago

Shanna TrujilloUntitled

I just want my own place to call home, even though I already love the house I live in now. I’d just like to know it’s MINE! 4 years ago


We bought our first house in October 2010! 4 years ago

SotnosMy house

I want to buy my own house. A place that is mine. That I own. 4 years ago

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