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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Jaroba 4 years ago


Although I’m marking this complete, it will be an ongoing process, a life-long goal (whether I document it online or not). smile4 months ago

OliviaJade_ 5 months ago

Colleen_C_C 5 years ago

Colleen_C_CCompleted / Scheduled

My visit with this (new) family practice physiciann went well enough that I’ve decided to stay with the practice, after all, despite my other doctor’s having left (& so I scheduled a follow-up visit – my annual well-woman check-up – in January). 5 months ago

suzanass 5 months ago


a visit with my (new) family practice physician (August). 5 months ago

vickyfaye 5 months ago

seeking~serenity 2 years ago

tmcshane 5 months ago

holocene 5 months ago

NordicSpirit 13 months ago


This is something I hope to work on for the rest of my life. I tend to let things go at times such as eating more junk food, drinking less water and exercising less but then after a while I improve. I take much better care of myself in general now than I did when I set this goal so Im going to mark it as done. 6 months ago

hippieros3 6 months ago

priorityoneStepping up my game

During the next 7 days, I will:
Make a dentist appointment
Drink 4 glasses of water a day
Get at least 6K steps each day

These are baby steps, and certainly not the levels I aspire to, but attainable goals for the next week. File have to start somewhere! 6 months ago

perkstrobot 6 months ago

julettaskey 19 months ago

dasmadrigalTake a full lunch

goal! 7 months ago


the next of my twice-a-year check-ups at the allergist’s office (October). 8 months ago

Colleen_C_CJust noting

that I’ve been doing a better job lately of packing & taking a “cool box” (actually a “refrigerator-type” lunch sack) with me, so that I’ll have tasty, filling, & healthy options available, especially when I have to work long days &/or late hours. smile9 months ago

SJStuff To Work On

Health-Related To-Do List:

1. Go to the dentist, even though it’s going to be expensive. (Will probably take multiple trips.)
2. Have a full physical.
3. Get routine yearly bloodwork done.
4. Have a lady-exam.
5. Get back to the gym twice a week.
6. Eat more healthy foods instead of low-carb junk.
7. Take supplements every single day.
8. Be more diligent about skincare.
9. Cut down on caffeine.
10. Cut back on nicotine replacement.
11. Maintain a regular sleep schedule, especially on off-nights. 9 months ago

Vera 9 months ago


my twice-a-year check-up at the allergist’s office; he said that my lung function is very good, & has suggested a new medication to try & help control rhinitis symptoms. 9 months ago

iCaribou 9 months ago

DayDreamer37 9 months ago

sweetcheeksjm 9 months ago

ItHad a thought today

I’m doing okay with the taking care of myself (or at least, the taking care of my depression part), but I’ve had to fight and I think the depression is coming back again. I’ve read a lot of other people’s self-reflections in the past few days, especially a particularly good reflection on what it means to be in a relationship, whether with someone else, with God, or with yourself. I’ve also read some really well-written reflections that caused me to think of how little I think deeply and stop to consider what stuff really means, and how much of my thoughts are actually really shallow all the time. And I had a thought that I haven’t been taking such good care of myself all the time, and what it might really mean to take care of oneself. I think I’d be so scared to have a child – it needs so much care and attention and love – but I’d be so worried and concerned about it all the time that I think I’d do a good job. An even better job, I think, than I would if I were trying to care for myself. And that’s the thing – I should try to take care of myself at that level, the same way I’d treat someone I really loved or cared for. That’s the same way I should try to treat myself. Maybe I will take more time to think about this later. Maybe the depression is a call for me to think actively about what I am doing for me and what I should do to take care of myself. If I hadn’t had any experience with it, I would never understand what it means to pay attention to and take care of me. 4 years ago


-Exercise regularly
-Shower every day
-Brush my teeth (and floss) twice a day
-Moisturise every day
-Eat less sugar and processed food
-Drink less caffeine and more water 10 months ago

true_blue3 meals a day

I have noticed that I don’t skip breakfast anymore. 10 months ago

Colleen_C_CNeed to re-schedule

another of my specialist’s periodic follow-up visits for two weeks hence…. 11 months ago

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