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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I will be one for sure ensha2Allah :) 4 months ago


One of the ways I would like to practice this, is by remembering and acknowledging my friends’ birthdays. 7 months ago


Timeline: continuous
Necessary resources: considering the fact that everyone needs good friends in their life to help them get through the hard times 7 months ago

JSAlways a work in progress

I’ve been more conscientious the last 2 months about being a better friend. I’ve made sure I’m texting friends more often, especially those whom I don’t see too often (mostly due to distance). So far I have 3 days with different sets of friends planned for within the next month and a half. 9 months ago

Alexis Garado:)

Oh, God, to the people in California, I was terrible. Such a jerk. Pushing them away when all they wanted to do was help. I’m determined to do better here in Japan. 10 months ago

aswedishlimeWatching 2-year old F

So friends B & J can have a nice lunch out alone for the husband’s birthday. I’m looking forward to the time together, and only slightly nervous we’ll run out of things to do. 10 months ago

NicolesophieBest Friends

I am guilty of letting life get in the way of my friendships. I’m guilty of not picking up when they call because I’m busy. But that’s not the kind of friend I want to be. I absolutely love my 3 best friends, they are my family & I’m going to make more of an effort. Tonight I made time to talk to one of my best friends about a fight they had with their boyfriend. We made plans for her to visit, as she could really use a pick me up. I also made plans to see another friend one day this week & plan to call the other tomorrow. I’m making the effort now & it feels wonderful! 13 months ago


Today I bought a cupcake for my friend :) I didn’t know what cupcakes were until I saw the American show 2 Broke Girls. Some places started to sell cupcakes as the show is getting popular here. A few weeks ago I found the German bakery in my town was selling cupcakes. I decided to buy some for my friends. Today I went to that area but sadly I couldn’t find the bakery.. But fortunately a Cafe nearby sells home-made cupcakes too! They only had one left so I got it and brought it to my friend’s workplace. The cupcake looked sooo pretty! I had to stop myself from biting it. My friend was surprised when she saw me there. She couldn’t talk with me though because she was very busy today. I had to give it to the sercurity guard and asked him to give the cupcake to my friend. She texted me later tonight telling me how she loved the cupcake! It was her first time had a cupcake :P I didn’t have the chance to taste it because it was the last one in the Cafe. I wish I could see how it taste but it’s okay I will go there next time. And I’m happy because the cupcake made my friend happy :P 19 months ago


I ran into a friend from high school a couple days ago. She looked so exhausted and sad. When I asked how she had been, she told me she just broke up with her bf.. I was in a hurry to meet another friend so I couldn’t stay long talking with her. She looked like she needed some company. I felt quite sad for her. She was so happy the last time I saw her. I think I will organize a reunion soon. I hope this will cheer her up :) 19 months ago

aswedishlimeMy friends M & S again

They had their baby, and a bunch of us gals welcomed them home today with balloons, a banner for the door, fresh flowers, and pizza.

Friend B watched their 2-year old overnight and today, and invited me over to breakfast this morning with them. It was such a joy to be able to watch over her, too.

Tonight as our friends settled back in, I could nurture either child, give them some extra hands, and share in their joy of their family of four.

I am blessed. 20 months ago

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