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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Jackie LovitchTaking a break after a stressful few hours

I’m listening to music and sitting outside for a bit. 18 months ago

bermudamohawkor not

I can’t stay away. I thought this was what I needed, and maybe it still is. I only gave it two days, after all. But I need 43T right now. I need the wonderful, caring, supportive, and inspirational community. I need a place to turn when I reflect on March goals or losing weight or just about anything else. This is my comfort zone.

I can still work on the really serious things on my own. Ish.

So I “failed.” Oh well. I feel relieved to be back.

My apologizes for being so damn dramatic in the first place!2 years ago


Life is throwing me some major curveballs. As much as I WANT to be on 43T to help get through this time, I’m feeling like I need to figure things out for myself. I’ve always been the type of person that relies on the insight and opinions of others to make decisions, but this time it must come from within. I know I’ll be back (I can’t stay away from this place and all the amazing people here!) but I’m just not sure when.

Thanks again to all my subscribers and friends. I’ll see you again soon, I hope. 2 years ago

SnapCracklep0pCutting myself some slack

I’m finally giving myself a break.
I’m no longer to blame for everything that goes wrong, or went wrong or is wrong.
It’s ok to make mistakes and be human. God loves me this way and so will I. 5 years ago


I want to take a meaningful break. One that really recharges me. Not one in which I just veg in from of T.V. 5 years ago

SnapCracklep0pLet go

I swear I have let go of so much.
I don’t try to understand it all anymore, and I feel lighter.
The Lord is willing, so why fight it? <3 5 years ago

SnapCracklep0pA long break

I wish I could run away.
I hurt.
I’m lonely.
I need to pray, God is the only one who understands me. 5 years ago

SnapCracklep0pI need a break, I need to get a handle on things..

God bless my aunt! Wish she wasn’t over 2,000 miles away :(

Ever wonder about the abbreviation A.S.A.P.? Generally we think of it in terms of even more hurry and stress in our lives. Maybe if we think of this abbreviation in a different manner, we will begin to find a new way to deal with those rough days along the way.

There’s work to do, deadlines to meet;
You’ve got no time to spare,
But as you hurry and scurry-

In the midst of family chaos,
‘Quality time’ is rare.
Do your best; let God do the rest-

It may seem like your worries
Are more than you can bear.
Slow down and take a breather-

God knows how stressful life is;
He wants to ease our cares,
And He’ll respond to all your needs
A.S.A.P. – ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER. 5 years ago


Really. Need a break before i get sick, but I can’t stop my life…. 6 years ago

elizabethmerchantOkay, so the break is over...

I’ve been trying to write this entry for a few weeks.
It still doesn’t say what I want to say,
but here it goes.

Once upon a time I was very orderly with my 43 things. I checked it almost daily.
Cheered back and was cheered.

I don’t like routine and was a little
tired of all the things that I want to do sitting on a list
undone and
staring me in the face.

So, I took a break.
Decided to spend a few days or weeks, in the moment.
Less “goal oriented.”

Just after that-a few days-things changed. I live in Virginia and my son attends Virginia Tech and I can’t begin to list the friends and family members that have been effected in some way by the tragedy. Our community here, without exception, changed instantly.

For hours, then days, then weeks, everything felt different.
All of us thought, spoke, and moved in a different way.
We saw life, youth, security, friendship, in a different way.

I didn’t feel like looking at 43 things, not then.
I didn’t know how to end the break, not now.
I didn’t know what my 43 things could be, not now.

A few weeks passed. Every day we worked to do our work.
Moving on.

And so, here I am now.
Back to 43things and feeling very behind.

So many unanswered comments-
So many cheers that I have not reciprocated.
I look at the list and feel a little overwhelmed and randomly pick something…

Now. I’ve said it and I will move on. Please forgive me if you’ve written a kind comment or given me a cheer and I didn’t respond.

I will.
Eventually. 7 years ago

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