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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Am I still taking a break?

I have a list of places to apply/think, why would I ever work there? I have my resume mostly done.

Looking for big girl jobs is terrifying and exciting, in equal amounts.

I guess my break is done, I’m bored and still sleeping ten hours a night. 2 months ago


It does feel like this past school year didn’t happen. Wasn’t I sleep deprived and having emotional breakdowns every three weeks? I slept 10 hours every night for the past three nights and I feel fine, ready for the next thing.
My habits changed a lot in the past eight months. I want to keep doing what I was doing, instead of going back to reading a lot and enjoying my time at home. I still feel like I need to keep doing something, just for the sake of having something to do.

I’m nervous about a few things:
  • I won’t have a full-time job
  • And if I do, I’ll be really bad at it or hate it like I hated working at McD’s
  • I’ll lose my friends
  • I won’t make enough to pay my bills
  • My car insurance is going to up astronomically and nobody will be able to afford it
  • Things with my boyfriend will go south (which should be the least of my worries, just over three months in, we don’t have any sort of deal-breaking problems)
  • The world will literally catch on fire, my family will disown me, I’ll get leprosy and live under a bridge in a gutter for the rest of my life 2 months ago


Things that happen the first day of being A Real Adult©: you get into a car accident.


But I did watch a movie and eat a box of mac and cheese and felt absolutely horrible after, but it was delicious.

Also, I have goals for seven parts of my life (financial, friends, work, personal, etc.) and I realized I picked up a bad habit this year. My main way of rewarding myself has become spending money for things I don’t need. I never used to spend this much (mostly because I didn’t have it) and I don’t feel like I’m getting what I’m spending, you know?

When I started my job, I felt like I was rolling in money all the time. Then I figured out I could spend more, and once you spend it, you don’t feel like you have anything except an empty checking account. 2 months ago


It’s so nice not to have anything real to do. I watched a movie, I just made coffee, me and my boyfriend are going out later.

Eventually, I’ll have to rejoin the rest of the world, but today is not that day. 3 months ago

МилаIt begins:

Hot shower and a book in bed until I pass out at 10pm and not set any alarms and maybe I’ll wake up by noon and maybe wash my hair tomorrow, we’ll see. 3 months ago

Jackie LovitchTaking a break after a stressful few hours

I’m listening to music and sitting outside for a bit. 14 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

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