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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IxiiFinally. FINALLY.

This will be my last summer at home before graduating and moving on to the vast wilds of life, which means it’s time to get my butt in gear, literally, and get this driving thing done. The fact that my learner’s permit expires in September is additional motivation.

I’ve got the money for driving lessons and a best friend who is willing to let me practice, so this should be the summer I finally accomplish this. Wish me luck. 7 months ago

sashsh88Yeah I did it!

I haven’t been on 43Things for years now and came across this goal I had in 2011 and realized I now achieved it:)

On 24th of november 2011 I managed to get my drivers licence!! But I didn’t get it before failing my driving exams 3 times! And crying the 3rd time at the driver school after I heard I didn’t pass again! I spent a great amount of money paying for my driving lessons and it was really hard being a student on a low budget. But looking back it was all worth it and I am really gratefull that I finally passed! :)

However I didn’t drive that much after passing my exam. Because the car I had broke and I didn’t have the money to buy another one. So since then I have been travelling by bus or bike (which is something VERY common to do here in The Netherlands!)
As the years went by I now (in 2014) feel strongly about wanting a car! So that is going to be my next goal from now on:) 10 months ago

1RLPractice 12 months ago

1RLWatch it sweetheart, I'm driving here!

So driving lessons have been fun. Mostly no mistakes. No damages which is good but somewhat struggling with the obvious. 13 months ago


buhbuhbuyb 18 months ago

Erin BurkholderUntitled

Talked to my mom today; I’m gonna take my written exam this spring when I get home. Then we can get as much practice in as possible over the rest of the summer until I go back to uni. Then, the following summer I can practice some more and get my full licence in July or August of 2014. I’m so happy I’ll be getting this done while I’m in school! So much more convenient. 21 months ago


That should be my main priority, but I want to save up money for getting my CELTA qualification and travel a bit before getting my driver’s licence. Until then, I’m gonna sing as in the Janis Joplin’s song: “For somebody who don’t drive, I’ve been all around the world”. 22 months ago

ShathimwStep 1 completed

I have passed my theory test, which is the first of 3 steps towards getting a driving licence. I’ve been practising for the yard test, and am looking forward to giving the test another go. Last year when I tried it, I was beaten by my nerves, but I hope to overcome. 2 years ago


I’m really scared of driving. I’m 22 and have never been behind a wheel :( in my industry it’s quite important to learn to drive. 2 years ago


Yeah, not there yet. However I have been asking around for help in learning to drive. Once I feel I’m ready there I’ll book my two compulsory lesson and after that its licensing time. Hopefully within this year! 2 years ago

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