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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andeese2 4 months ago


IxiiMade the Dean's List!

Just got a letter from the school telling me that I made the Dean’s Honour Roll again this year, and that I’m in first-class honours standing! If I can keep this up, I’ll be graduating with a first-class honours degree next year. 6 months ago


magssssjd 6 months ago


IxiiOne More Year!

With my last exam written, I can officially say that I have completed my 4th year of university. My change of programs set me back a year, so it will take me a total of five years to get my BA, but I have so many great things lined up for next year – my writing scholarship, debate club, research, volunteering – that I’m happy to spend a little while longer as an undergraduate.

This time next year I should be done! So exciting! At this point, I’m on track to graduate with first-class honours – can’t wait! 6 months ago


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NekoeToo tired to think of a clever title for this entry-sorry!

For the nth time, I’ve realized uni’s not for me. I just don’t care, to put it soflty. I’ll only do this for my family. I never do stuff to please other people, but I’ll make an exception with this because I love my family and they do what they believe is best for me. I want to make it clear that I’m staying under protest. I know they think I should be happy with this. I just can’t. That’s not who I am. Sorry. 9 months ago


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VWolfe 9 months ago


NekoeFirst day...

...at the new school. Classmates and teachers seem to be nice people so far but I really have no expectations whatsoever. Just want to get my freaking B.A. and be free lol. 10 months ago


NekoeMeh...

Mass transit in my city is the worst thing ever and even though I live at home I need to stay closer to the rest of my family too, so I’m transferring. Of course, this means graduating will take even longer and I’m not happy about that, but I need the freaking degree so I really got no choice. My dream was to be homeschooled, not having to deal with new, mostly annoying people lol. Classes begin in a few days and I’m really nervous. TBH, I know I won’t get along with anyone and the mere thought of being around people I don’t even get along with makes me sick. I’m a nerd and I hate school so this is a tough situation for me. I wanted to drop out because I’m very artsy and free and so I think I don’t belong there even though I’m majoring in Art… but I’m a girl and girls can’t make it without a degree, right? Stupid sexism. Sigh. Anyways, I hope I can take as much summer classes as possible in order to graduate a little earlier. 10 months ago


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erikakristen123 16 months ago


IxiiAcceptance! Huzzah!

I just got my official acceptance to the Honours Psychology program at my original university, and I’ve landed an apprenticeship in a research lab that uses fish to look for the link between male hormone levels and the development of autism, schizophrenia and PTSD. I’m very, very excited, and for the first time in a very long time, I’m eager to get back to class.

As an added bonus, my application to the creative writing class was accepted, so I’ll be taking that in the Fall term as my fine arts elective! Things really couldn’t be better.

Two more years until graduation! 16 months ago


NekoeThis is taking way too long...

...because of my depression and anxiety and stupid, painful family circumstances. I hope it doesn’t take me longer than 3 more semesters. 17 months ago


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