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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Being BrynI'm moving this one

because I can talk about it on my other walking goal. :) 2 years ago

flying irishmanof course

one can’t actually finish this, but we’re doing well at it, so I thought I’d retire it. 2 years ago

Being BrynThank you for the kind words and condolences, everyone.

Yesterday was a terrible day, and we appreciated the support so much. 3 years ago

Being BrynHeartbroken.

This morning Pumpkin was in terrible shape. G. and I were both crying. We took her to the hospital and they called us a couple of hours later to tell us the ultrasound showed that cancer had spread to several of her organs. They couldn’t save her. We came to the hospital and gave her a little treat and hugged and petted her, and they put her to sleep.

We both cried and cried. She was such a smart, sweet, loving dog. We had her since she was a puppy. This all came on so suddenly…she didn’t seem sick at all until last Sunday. I loved her so much. I just can’t do anything today.

I think Ginger is confused and waiting for us to bring her home. 3 years ago

Being BrynThere's something wrong with Pumpkin!

It’s been a tough couple of days. I am worried sick.

She moves very, very stiffly and doesn’t want to raise her head (though sometimes she does). She sometimes seems confused and unresponsive. I hardly got any sleep last night, and we were going to take her to the animal hospital this morning (I took a vacation day.) But then she seemed OK? But by late afternoon she seemed really bad again!

She is still eating and drinking, she doesn’t have a fever, and she isn’t getting sick to her stomach, but she’s not herself.

She’s going to the hospital first thing tomorrow. I hope they can fix her. :( 3 years ago

flying irishmanBryn

walked them this afternoon. She likes to take one at a time, so she doubles her walking and the girls behave a little better. I walked them yesterday, and they behaved pretty badly, sniffing when they were asked no to, if you can believe it! For shame! 3 years ago

flying irishmanTook the girls

to a nearby park our little city just redesigned. It makes for about a mile and a half roundtrip, a good distance for them. 3 years ago

flying irishmanThe dogs

love love their walks, but they can’t go much more than a mile now. They’re not young anymore, and sadly carry a little too much weight (my fault, I know). So walking is not a great means of exercise for me as it once was. I can’t bear to go without the dogs. 3 years ago


Walking my dogs everday goes hand in hand with getting my own place again. I have no choice but to walk the since I’m in an apartment as opposed to a house. Regardless, I’ve accomplished this goal and my dogs are a lot happier!! 4 years ago

sierra_dreamrThey say a tired dog is a good dog

I find 2 long (30 minute) walks + play time are necessary for my two boxer mixes. Typically my partner takes them out in the morning, but last week he had to leave super early to I took them—-it’s one way to get your eyes open at 6am.

Need to work on training for the 10 month old b/c my arm is getting sore. 5 years ago

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