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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become able to survive on my own with my kids


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Kimberleighpaintsdecision set in motion

it has been almost 2 weeks since I told my husband I wanted a separation…he hasnt accepted yet but I feel freer.. The sooner I can move on the better…it will be a battle with him I know and I am sourcing a good lawyer as I will need it…until the end of june we have agreed to not say anything to kids.. for me it was to let them enjoy the remainder of school without the added stress of a move or anything, for him he hopes to convince me to stay I think..but I cant I dont want to…I need to be happy and it isnt happening here… 3 years ago


this is rapidly becoming more real. My hours at work are exponentially increasing..Once school is finished I can get more hours than I will know what to do with.
It wont be anywhere near the income my husband has but it is still a good income :) 3 years ago

KimberleighpaintsFindin strentgh

I feel so much more sure of myself lately abd my ability to succeed….

Taking steps to ensure this goal is meant in due time. 4 years ago

Kimberleighpaintsthis has

suddenly become far more important.. :(
I am thinking it is time for me to make a tough decision soon, and it will impact alot of people 4 years ago


I began working today, still going to school too, trying to find balance 4 years ago

KimberleighpaintsToday is the day

I start school today…. I can’t even begin to express how excited I am to have something that is mine alone…to be able to be out with other adults learning… I can’t wait!!!! It is exciting to know when I am done this program I will be able to work for significantly more than minimum wage at a career where I am helping people, I am hoping to eventually be able to bridge from this career into nursing so it is a new beginning of a lifetime for me after being home for almost 13 years with the kids!!!! 4 years ago

KimberleighpaintsPaid tuition

All paid, waiting for police check which will be fine, never even had a speeding tivket before…

So excited For September, I even got paper work to complete my diploma fir high school 4 years ago


I go to pay fir my course and get the criminal check paperwork started… Can’t wait to get started on this journey!!!!! 4 years ago

Kimberleighpaintsin progress

I have begun this process, I put the deposit down on my school course on Friday. Then go back to school after 15 years in September..Scary, yes, but thrilling as well…I love learning and I can’t wait to be working in a capacity where I can help and make a real difference 4 years ago

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