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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RuthGHealth! Happiness!

Tequendama Falls in Colombia, from

And great cascades of joy!

May this year be your most beautiful yet, Waterfall Nymph! 4 years ago

LunaHappy + healthy birthday, Waterfall Nymph!

All the way from Mexico, here’s today’s sunset for you! I hope you had a fabulous day, and I wish you a great year to come :) 4 years ago

DoctorTeethHappy Birthday!

I was working nearly all day but I couldn’t go to bed without wishing you a very happy birthday; I hope it was full of positivity, great family experiences, and sugar. Mmm, sugar. I thought this cake was appropriate; small, but appropriate. 4 years ago

AmyBB25Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my 43things friend. There are many things I admire about you and the everyday things you celebrate from gardening to new fitness adventures, reading, planning parties for the chum and doing other special things for your family. Your goals reflect honestly the actions you take and the way you live your life. They are truly inspired and inspirational. I thank you for visiting me in Japan…you are now one of the few people who can understand my memories of Japan and the places we visited. And I thank you for the thoughtful messages and gifts you send…You are a true and constant friend, online and off. I wish you the happiest of birthdays today and happy days for the whole wonderful year! 4 years ago

Todd SchoonoverHappy Birthday

She’s still two years out from turning 43 but she’s already completed one of the 43 things on her list to complete before that special birthday. I didn’t start my list until I had a year left to go, so she’s definitely shown that she’s thinking ahead. I’m really excited to watch as she works on accomplishing things too, especially the running goals and triathalons. I wish I had someplace that I could practice swimming so that I could work on that too. I wonder how much a lap pool would cost. And because she doesn’t think anyone knows where her city is, let me say for the record that I know where it’s at because I drove by it on my way to visit a friend in Healdsburg over a decade ago. Here are my wishes for her for the coming year:

May you make finishing a will a priority for Chum’s sake. May you continue to exercise six times a week and eat right, both of which will help you get back to your pre-pregnancy weight. And may you revisit every piece of lingerie that you own, possibly on those date nights with your husband. 4 years ago

AmyBB25it's almost 5 in California

so pick one of these and make it the cocktail of the day and celebrate…
Happy Birthday! 4 years ago


Some birthday flowers to brighten your special day.
Happy birthday thrice! xxoo (((WN))) 4 years ago

naughtyminx78Happy Birthday to you...

...Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday de-ear Waterfall Nym-ph, Happy Birthday to you!!

I hope you are having an amazing day WN, you deserve a truly wonderful celebration as you are a truly wonderful woman!!

Lots and lots of love, hugs and kisses. Xx 4 years ago

TazWishing you

a happy, healthy, fun and filled with love birthday. 4 years ago

shelagh_cHappy Happy Birthday!

Hope you are having a wonderful day. Sending best wishes your way!

~sc 4 years ago

flying irishmanHappy Birthday

to a terrific 43t friend. I hope it’s a wonderful day 4 years ago

AmyBB25get in some gardening

and soon you’ll have all this bounty! 4 years ago

AmyBB25for your vase by the sink

These came from our trip to Himeji. See it in the background? 4 years ago

DanT1999Happy birthday Waterfall Nymph!

I hope this year finds you completing more races and sharing more special moments with your family and of course sharing all about it online! 4 years ago


Happy Birthday wishes, from me to you: Get healthy, stay healthy, be happy. Have a great day! 4 years ago

AmyBB25wake up!

I brought you some coffee. 4 years ago


Happy Birthday and Cheers! Have a wonderful day.

“Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough.”
-Mark Twain4 years ago

MFMHappy Birthday

Wishing you a wonderful day and excellent year.
Mary (MFM) 4 years ago

LisaHappy birthday, Waterfall Nymph.:)

You have one of the best screen names ever! I hope you have a wonderful day. Here’s a lovely and healthy cake for you.

4 years ago

AmyBB25first order of happy

Homemade cookies! 4 years ago

AmyBB25so that means

We won’t be needing any of this stuff… 4 years ago

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