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’ve noticed a lot of things in my goals that are really just “Make a list of things.” this can be useful as a short-term motivational exercise, but I see it less as a goal and more as busy work. Something to do that doesn’t involve getting up and doing anything. I’m going to try to cut things like that out of my life. 16 months ago

Ed 5 years ago


81. Sleeping in
82. Hugging the kids
83. Just plain resting
84. Buying a new computer
85. Inventing Raw treats
86. Cycling with our daughter
87. Cuddling with our son
88. Working from home
89. Meeting deadlines
90. Redwoods in the back yard 2 years ago

Dreamdancer12The list continues

- That I’ve started using my dishwasher regularly
- Getting to network with fellow research biologists
- Being awarded grant money, particularly travel grants
- Walking on the beach
- Having time to take a nap
- Orange chocolate
- Free food
- Smoked fish
- A casual work enviroment where they can kid around or share a beer later in the day
- Being able to afford to stay in cool places
- Super cheap rent in unique situations, such as a house a couple blocks from the beach
- Amuzing text messages 3 years ago

Dreamdancer12 3 years ago

Dreamdancer12Quick list

1) Getting to actually see my eyes
2) Having a loved one there to pick him up from the airport
3) Going out with me, and being flush in the pocket enough that he can treat me to the full evening if he so chooses
4) Cardamom
5) Intensely flavourful food
6) Stump Town Coffee
7) Hot coffee on a crisply cool morning – actually any morning ;)
8) When I make an effort to smell good – not chemically perfumes, but essential oils etc + mindful of what scents my shower care products are and deoderant etc
9) That I’m willing to wear outdoorsey clothes, put on huge muck boots, and explore the marsh with him (this is HUGE)
10) That I usually wake up happy and ready to face the day
11) Open lines of communication
12) That I’m not afraid to tell him to get a grip!
13) Compassionate/empathetic listening
14) Snuggly warmth
15) Reading text books for the hell of it (yep, that’s right!)
16) Taking a bath… especially together ;)
17) Eatting ice cream while soaking in the bath (I introduced him to this one)
18) Cookies after lunch
19) Ginger snaps
21) Carrot Cake
22) Living in the middle of no where, able to relish the silence
23) Town time in the city
24) Lying on the deck in the sun!
25) Spotting new species
26) Conferences in his field of work
27) Talking to his Dad
28) Hearing from his sister
29) Reconnecting with old friends
30) Sharing memories
31) Going to visit his old haunts
32) holiday traditions, especially those that fall inline with the storybook version
33) When I act like the mature and independant, self assured and sufficent woman I (sometimes) am…
34) Words of praise and support from his mentors/managers
35) Getting to sleep in
36) Space to breathe and have his own headspace
37) Stepping out of the shower onto a fluffy absorbant bath mat
38) Good customer service, especially when an individual goes above and beyound
39) Knowing where he is going!
40) woodstoves
41) Vibrant colors
42) Being able to hear the ocean while drifting off to sleep
43) Watching the sun set
44) Having the house to himself
45) Comfortable couches to flop on
46) Getting to sit in on high level meetings and hear the propositions and game plan
47) Respectful and educational political debate
48) Whenever funds get appropriated to wildlife protection and habbitat restoration
49) Strangers nodding with a smile
50) Having his water bottle full of pure water and with him 24/7
51) Seeing other people use stanless water bottles as well
52) Hotsprings
53) Native plants growing with perfusion
54) Clear day with a gentle breeze
55) Watching the weather patterns
57) Having a drying rack to stack the clean dishes
58) Getting to use a dishwasher
59) Clean clothes tumbled warm
60) Clean sheets!
61) Scenic drives
62) Listening ear
63) palm pressure against the bridge of his nose
64) Yummy left overs for dinner
65) Farmer’s Markets that are full of abundant good veggies etc
66) Home made gifts
67) Companionable, non-demanding silence
68) Watching the cat freak out over his catnip
69) Playing with the cat through the door jam
70) Having the dog resposive, ready to greet him when he gets home
71) Taking the dog for a walk or to play on the beach
72) The potholders I made him
73) Being able to freeze food to eat later
74) Relaxed, go with the flow days
75) Being a tourist
76) NOT being a tourist
77) Fresh, locally/sustainably caught sea food
78) Somebody else cooking a delicious and nourishing dinner for him
79) Spending time browsing through cookbooks together sitting at the ktichen table
80) Reading local alternatie new papers
81) Unique/funky community coffee shops with good brew
82) Seeing his student’s “get it” when concepts connect and take root
83) Having access behind the scense and knowing all the employees
84) Sharing sunday night soup with loved ones
85) The tiny plastic monkey in his jeep
86) Being trusted
87) Loyalty
88) Being given the benefit of the doubt
89) The chance to proove himself
90) Cooperative collaboration
91) Bonfires
92) Snuggling together in front of the fire
93) Cozy bambo socks
94) His lumber jack plaid flannel shirt
95) People making donations for good causes in his name rather than material gifts
96) Having photos of the two of us together
97) When I do home improvement projects without telling him and letting him discover them on his own :)
98) Bug spray to keep the misquitos at bay
99) Fresh squeezed juices
100) Getting to wear casual comfy clothes, especially to work 3 years ago

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