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 mailed a potato tonight! I hope it arrives 8 months ago

Angelica Anarchy 8 months ago

horsiegirl907An experience

Last Sunday my Dad’s friend from high school came into town from Australia. I live in the south, and he wanted to go to a “Southern African American Gospel Church” like in the Blues Brothers. We went. It was quite the experience and so much fun. Just like in the movies. 8 months ago

horsiegirl907SOUTH AFRICA!!

Officially going to volunteer from July to December in Cape Town, South Africa! Lots of adventures ahead… so excited! 9 months ago

horsiegirl907Fun weekend

This past weekend I went to stay with a friend at university and came back home for a night on the town with a few other friends. Good times and lots of fun! 9 months ago

horsiegirl907Snow Week

Two weeks ago, the town I live in had a huge snow and basically shut down. We had a lot of fun doing different things in the snow… walking to Bilo in an ice storm to eat Choco Tacos, building my first ever snowman, snowball fights and sledding… Fun week! 9 months ago

horsiegirl907Letters to Disney

Apparently, if you send in a letter to a Disney character, they will respond with an autographed picture. I sent two to Minnie Mouse and Simba from the Lion King. 9 months ago

hhannahonce is enough...

and the conversation went a little like this.
her – oh I get at least 8 or more a day in here
me – so your busy this isn’t unusual?
her – no its pretty common.
me – really?
her – okay look straight ahead let me turn on the lights”
me – I look into the camera no expression.
her – alright this will just take a minute
me – I stand up and come towards the monitor and computer
her – Ive seen all types in here…underage, 80 years old, men, woman, professionals and homeless people.
me – so people you would never expect huh?
her – yes everyone has done it.
me – thank you and I hope I never see you again. 10 months ago

ExtraHeadCarpe diem, carpe noctem, carpe vitam

Well I should do ‘carpe noctem’,if I can’t do ‘carpe diem’. Yes “seize the night!” Instead of staying awake in bed worrying then do something concrete, perhaps even useful. 10 months ago

sara 10 months ago


Bought a pair of green and gold Ray Ban aviator sunglasses that I’ve been wanting for awhile – a bit of a splurge but so excited! 11 months ago

horsiegirl907Saturday Night Coffee

Had coffee to catch up with an old friend tonight – lots of fun! 11 months ago

BVLGARIkiss & hug

& be kissed & hugged.

((((xXx)))) 11 months ago

BVLGARIreward myself...

buy gift for myself on birthday. 11 months ago


Bought a lottery ticket! Maybe I’ll win :) 11 months ago

horsiegirl907Year off

I’m going to take a year off from school when I graduate in May. Not sure where I’ll go yet. Thinking of Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, and Australia… 11 months ago

horsiegirl907New Year's Resolution

2014 is going to be my year of carpe diem. Started on New Year’s Day with a spontaneous kiss with an Australian guy! Hopefully a sign of a good year and good things to come :) 11 months ago

horsiegirl907 11 months ago

hhannahtried something new today

I have never had a matzah ball. So I ordered the Matzoh ball Chicken soup. I had no idea what the ball was or would be made of. I was wondering if it would be like a dumpling (yum!) I was surprised with it. It tasted alright nothing special it was like having a slice of bread in your soup – except all tightened up in a ball. Overall pretty good but don’t need to try too many more of those unleavened balls. 12 months ago

hhannahlast minute invite out to lunch

with a few friends…who also brought along a few more friends new to me. Interesting gathering at lunch. We went to a Persian restaurant..where N who is Iranian ordered the meal for all of nine of us. Around the table sat South Africa, USA, India, Iran, Canada, Romania and Bulgaria. What an conversation about food, travel, life, kids, work….the three ladies I met already sent me an invite to come out with them some time for lunch. Life is always happening…don’t forget to say yes to it! 13 months ago

hhannahcame across a little shop in my town...

called In Spirit – the owner said its been there a year, but Ive
never noticed it before…possibly Ive been too sidetracked by the Thai restaurant beside it! So they do reiki, meditations, and other services there I just stumbled upon it when I was looking for some spiritual strength. I picked up some purple amythyst and a white quartz small stones that I keep in my pocket for just that. It will balance me out..seeing as I have 3 little pink quartz in my right pocket at all times for love. Yes Its a little kooky but I feel good when I have them. 13 months ago

Variniathe little moments

those little moments when life is good & uncomplicated are the ones I love. Seeing J just relaxing in our apartment, seeing my kitties running around or purring on my lap. Knowing my mom is ok, knowing that Im ok… I don’t need an exciting life to feel alive. I need a peaceful uncomplicated life, I feel blessed and I’ve come very far… 13 months ago

Varinia 13 months ago

hhannahlunch with D

today totally out of the blue she asked. Was planning on going for a run…but company of friends is so wonderful. 13 months ago

hhannahnew restaurant try...Matahari

my friends recommendation and it was really good. Went with his recommendation for Mango Chicken today and it was delish…haven’t had meat in awhile 14 months ago

nickmclendon2017 14 months ago

hhannahTried something new...well its something I

tried again because I thought I didn’t like it….I was right I do not like Hot and Sour Soup. Its just not for me…but I did try. 15 months ago

hhannaha friend I met while in Honduras called and invited me

for lunch yesterday. He was doing some work at the Art Gallery of Ontario so I met him there. I my knee-jerk reaction was to say no, decline the invite…and do what I had planned – have a run and eat a health lunch. BUt I just couldn’t be a bailer on him. So…we met up, he had a membership sowe had a really nice vegan lunch in the lounge – caught up on how our summers have went – then the best part was to go through the AI WEI WEI exhibit. I was very fascinated about most of his statement art. I was very moved by the background of his art….with the earthquake and its destruction but his finger pointed towards government not only in the pictures but with each piece of art is a finger so to speak towards the audacity of the way things are run. The piece I have shown here is the bars from the schools which were destroyed in Sichuan due to coding….these bars were all warped and bent…he had them all straightened out and laid as such. This piece in itself may not be that monumental but when you see how many pieces he has done along the same tones towards this same issue is speaks volumes of how his brain works. I was amazed. Very last minute and I am so happy I was open and said CARPE DIEM…kinda knowing there would be a surprise at the end! 15 months ago

hhannahTried kayaking...didnt get very far.

turned over within the first minute…freezing cold water and a cold day so I was wearing a sweatshirt…thinking ya this will be easy…kids do it all the time. Joke was on me and I went for a dunk. Next time go for the bathing suit and of course I will be cold but Murphys law I wont fall in!. 16 months ago

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