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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KarenName change from "Wish List"

This goes along with the New Year budgeting and focus on saving.

I would like to plan what I want to buy, as much as possible. This will hopefully take out the impulsive buying. If I can simply take the time to write it down here, it shows that I have thought through the purchase and therefore it is meaningful enough to spend money on. And, the longer I can wait for it, the better. If I forget about the purchase, or decide that it isn’t necessary, then it wouldn’t be worth the money. The plan is to not own anything that is not useful or beautiful. I want to simplify to owning only things that I love, or use regularly.

Today I almost bought these on Amazon. Instead, I’m adding it to my list here to think about and further research the best one with the best price. So unlike me. :)

Other BIG planned purchases for the next couple months:
  • Ipad (!!!!!)
  • Plane ticket to see my grandma in March 3 years ago

KarenThe concept.

This goal is an effort to be more financially responsible, yet while still having luxuries. I figure that if I want something badly enough, I should plan for it, think about why I want it, and wait for the right time to purchase.

Impulsive buys don’t really bring extended pleasure, and the happiness they bring is usually fleeting and not worth cost.

Pictures and more research are to come, but this is the initial list:

  • big desk
  • Goldfish tank stand
  • External hard drive
  • Ipad (!)
  • Mossimo t-shirts (and get rid of all the old, junky ones)
  • bras (a good collection of high quality ones)
  • Ipod or Itouch (big one, currently have the nano)//Edit: got an Iphone instead.
  • Macbook
  • PBS’s Frontier House, 1900’s House… all series on dvd.
  • Sara Bareilles’ new album (when released) and all older ones
  • All DMB albums.
  • New TV Got this one for my birthday this year. Best. present. ever.
  • DVD player
    Will do research with pictures and pricing later! 4 years ago

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So, I kinda just fell in love with these , even though they are TOTALLY not my style. They are just awesome, and I want them. 4 years ago


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