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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EuphemiaThank god for 43 things

Ever since I heard that 43 things was going to come to an end, I have spent less time on here. It is like the sad resignation when a relationship is coming to an end, and you know it is over so you keep your distance so that the hurt is less intense when the inevitable happens.
Could someone please tell me that this is a vicious rumour?
What are the plans – are there any? – for an alternative site where we can examine our direction in life, plan to do things just because we want to, and cheer one another on!
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EuphemiaThank God for 43 things...

...please don’t let the rumours be true…I do not generally do social media, but this is so different and so much more. With 43 things, I cease being a robot being who focuses only on work and chores and the thousands of ridiculous things that modern life demands and I enter into a magical world where anything is possible and we all dream and plan and cheer one another on. It really does help me to focus on what I want to experience on this short journey on planet Earth. Please don’t let it be true :( 1 month ago


blue light for fabulous sister

who supports my growth in so many ways. she clearly sees my darker side as well and is ready to share it when it’s necessary. 2 months ago


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EuphemiaThank God

That everything is going so well in my work. Hard work DOES pay off! Happy :) 2 months ago


EuphemiaThank God

For visiting new cities, seeing new places, new perspectives, new people 2 months ago


EuphemiaThank God for Easter

That he have his only son as they say. I am not so sure about religion as the years go on, but I do know that if there is one thing about Christianity that is great, it is that you can go in to church, kneel down and pray and all will be forgiven. Whatever you have done, you can truly repent and leave it all behind. So a fresh start can be had. Not sure whether a guy called Jesus or someone similar died for our sins, but there is a lot to be said for forgiveness. 3 months ago


EuphemiaThank God

That my mammogram this week was normal and I can get on with life. So many people are not so lucky. They are in my thoughts and prayers 3 months ago


EuphemiaThank God

For spending 4 wonderful days with my husband. Walking, talking, exploring the countryside. Love that man so much! 3 months ago


EuphemiaThank God for my family.

Going to call my mum and sisters today and have a good old natter 4 months ago


EuphemiaThank God

That Spring has sprung! So wonderful to see sunshine and flowers, hear birds singing and smell sweetness on he the breeze. Simply wonderful! 4 months ago


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For a peaceful evening and a nice cup of tea 4 months ago


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For a day with nothing to do but rest! 5 months ago


EuphemiaThank God for my cat

That is all! 5 months ago


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For a warm and dry bed while the storm rages outside

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EuphemiaThank God for a great day

Yesterday was a 9. Read my book, had a monster session in the gym, called my parents, went to the cinema to see the almighty film 12 years a slave with my husband, came home and had a nice dinner in front of the fire, sang and played guitar together then watched x files in bed. 5 months ago


EuphemiaThank God for waking up early

It is Saturday – happy days! Lying in bed with a cup of tea – going to read my book 6 months ago


EuphemiaThank God for good food

French onion soup, spicy chicken and mash, salted caramel ice cream 6 months ago


EuphemiaThank God for my job

I recently had a dream where I got made redundant. It as never occurred to me that this could happen to me but the more I thought about the hard times we are in, the more that I realised how lucky I am to have a job. I spoke to my husband about it, and although there is no danger right now, we decided to start saving in earnest…you just never know, do you? 6 months ago


EuphemiaThank God for my friend Gill

She is so well organised and never forgets a birthday or any other occasion. We have been friends for many years, and even though she has kids, they do not stop her being organised and keeping in touch. Puts the rest of us to shame. We should all be more like Gill. 6 months ago


EuphemiaThank God

For my wonderful husband and the laughter and friendship that we share 6 months ago


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For the best Christmas ever! It has been fantastic! 6 months ago


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For some peace and quiet with my man and the cat 6 months ago


EuphemiaThank God for music

And also for family…we had such a wonderful day yesterday in the Albert Hall! We sang Christmas songs at the top of our voices then went to a lovely little Italian restaurant 7 months ago


EuphemiaThank God that I am going HOME

So happy – one day of work then Christmas holidays!! 7 months ago


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For my cat – he brings us hours and hours of pleasure with his unexpected and interesting behaviour! 7 months ago


EuphemiaThank God

That today I have felt calm and in control even though I know that all manner of shit is going to kick off this week – probably the busiest of the year! Breathe and smile… 7 months ago


EuphemiaThank God for

Family, beautiful nature, reliable work colleagues, interesting projects, friends, companionship, books, sex, cups of tea, fire, water, laughter…everything 7 months ago


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EuphemiaThank God

...that I woke up before the alarm giving me some time to relax and reflect 8 months ago


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