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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Anthony Patrick CanforaHalf-Way There

So far, I am halfway done with my college experience. 5 months ago

Amanda AdamsUntitled

Took 5 years but I did it. Too bad a BA in psych gets you nowhere. 6 months ago

zdechlinkaBachelor's Diploma

I’ve finished one of my bachelor’s diplomas!
It feels so exhilrating!

Now for the next step:
- finish my English diploma paper! 8 months ago

MaggieMagicWill start working on this in 2016

I need to save up first. I won’t care about whether my grades are high or not. Grades won’t matter anymore. The learning would matter most. And the completion of course. I won’t take no for an answer. I will graduate in 2018/2019 no matter what. 8 months ago


It’s been quite hard lately.
I took a semester off and I’ve been struggling with coming back to the studying routine. And with work and all that… it’s a bit overwhelming.
But I do want to finish school this summer so a great deal of determination and motivation (and a shitload of precautions) is in order.

First thing is to get rid of all the distraction.
Like….tumblr. Oh god.
I downloaded Cold Turkey a while back – which is an amazing thing, it blocks all the websites that distract you for a period of time and it cannot be undone by anything – not by restarting the computer, not by uninstalling the application. It’s brilliant.
This is gonna be tough.
But I think it’s necessary.
I’m blocking tumblr for a week (cause the app only allows you to go a week into the future…I’ll do another week after this – although I’m pretty sure I won’t even remember tumblr a week from now). 9 months ago


My mom got my degree in the mail (she’s my permanent address) the day before we left for Kauai, good feeling. I still haven’t seen it. 10 months ago

Celestial_FoxChanged major

I changed my major. Even though I’d expect to have that set me back, if I work hard enough, I will graduate a semester early—which is by the end of this year! 11 months ago

johnestEverthing in

As of yesterday I got all my assignments in on time. A day of feeling accomplished, and then on to the job market. 12 months ago

Life and HopeSometimes when things are falling apart they're coming together..

I was willing to live off Redbull for 2 weeks to give it my best go, but it wasn’t looking like I’d be able to do almost an entire quarter of makeup before the last day. – long story.. some obstacles beyond my control, a lot to juggle with no room for slack, and some crazy stress/sorrow weighing on me..
First quarter back on campus was rough.

But hey.. Thank you Spanish professor for making near no accommodations for my disability until the home stretch?
Thank you Disability Resources for taking !3 weeks! to get me my necessary Psychology textbooks.
Thank you Psych professor for being so ridiculously understanding of me hanging in there even if it didn’t work out.
And..Thank you government agency for.. not paying my sitter… who quit, thus in the end giving me a “get out of jail free card”

I’m a glass half full kind of person laughs
So.. Winter quarter begins soon.. Retaking the same classes, except Spanish with a different professor who is apparently more reasonable.

Thank goodness for 2nd chances..
and.. 3rd chances..
and.. 4th chances haha 12 months ago

MeganLife List

I am going to temporarily move this to the Given Up section, but I haven’t really given up…just for now. School isn’t something I can take on right now. I will get to it eventually. I have it on my Life List (see my goal about 500 Life Goals). It being on my list now is just causing me stress every time I see it. I just reminds me of the mistake I made by “taking a semester off”.
But time to let that go! I will do it someday, but there is no need for it on my list right now. 13 months ago

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