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 chose an apartment recommended by the locator that is in a great central location. I’m paying about 15% more in rent, but already I have signed up for a volunteer position and I’m planning on attending a training for another one this evening.
I looked for a place that felt inviting and where it seemed like there were other folks like me already living there (with plants, kinda homey and quirky decorations, and not too slick or sterile).
I’ve painted the place the way I like it in hopes I’ll be happy here for a long time. 4 years ago


I met with a locator yesterday to specify my requirements. I’m trying to move closer to town, find a place without carpet, and stay within a certain price range. I know I’ll spend more than what I’m paying now, and I’ll be fortunate if I find a place as big as what I have now, but living closer in will make it easier to participate in life instead of just hiding in the suburbs. 5 years ago


this will be easier to do now, because my bf and i have decided to get a place together after our leases are up. i’m really excited about it. we’ll be able to get a bigger better place because we’ll be splitting the rent. i can’t wait. 5 years ago

BethKthis may

this will happen in may, it has to, so i will start to look in april i think. i need to know where i will be working…so i need a job first! 5 years ago


So, I have been living in my new apartment for almost two months now. I gave notice to my old landlord on Jun 22nd that I would be moving out when my lease expired at the end of July. I have a hunch that she is trying to scam me out of another month’s rent by saying that I didn’t give “proper 30 days notice” because my notice wasn’t in the format she wanted. This could get ugly… 6 years ago

gameboiphreakFinally out

My new apartment is great… took me forever to finally move but I did it and it’s totally worth it. 6 years ago


Spent last night driving back and forth delivering boxes to my new place. Then I put on some good music and started re-assmbling my furniture. At first I had a few doubts when I moved in, but those quickly evaporated when I thought about my old apartment. There’s still some moving to do and I need to get all the utilites resolved, but the place is officially mine and I am happy about it! 6 years ago

styrofoambreakMoving Day

I am meeting my landlord after work today to get my key and pay my first month’s rent. I spent all weekend packing and taking apart furniture, so I am eager to get moved!

Goodbye noisy neighbors with your loud parties! Goodbye annoying children that play kickball in the parking lot until midnight (using my car as third base). Goodbye nieghborhood thugs that key my car. Goodbye noisy airplanes. Goodbye leaking wall and single pane windows.

To say I am excited would be a bit of an understatement. Finally I can living in a quiet neighborhood with character. I can walk everywhere I go! This is going to rule! Finally I won’t be ashamed to have my friends come visit me any longer! 6 years ago


My future landlord e-mailed me the lease to sign, which I did and returned to him. Looks like my move in date will be Monday June 2nd. I am very excited. 6 years ago

styrofoambreakMinor Setback

My move-in date may be pushed back. The landlord and the current tenant are having a bit of a difficult time arranging the walk-through before he moves out. I hope this doesn’t slow things down too much. I still haven’t signed a lease yet. 6 years ago

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