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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iamdariaMe ♥

Every one should appreciate themselves for who they are, just because. This is a goal I probably would have to spend my whole life trying to achieve, but it’s worth it. I’m sure that when I learn to know myself, love myself, and just be myself, I’ll truly be happier. =)

I’m Daria. I’m 17 years old, turning 18 days from now. I don’t have the perfect life, but I learn from every ups and downs and turns my life takes. I am me, and I love myself. I’m just at this phase of wanting to find something to live for, beyond the confusion, fears, and peer pressure. Even a diamond needs to go through hardships to shine. Someday, I’ll be the person I’ve always unconsciously wanted to be. I’ll be happy. =) 4 years ago


While in the process of completing my 60 day and more goal I’m going to work on knowing myself, loving myself, and being myself in order to not fall victim to deceitful men. I plan to write out what I want in a man however this is going to come in time. I have to have a list of non-negotiables before any man knows me personally. 5 years ago


I’m my self and no one els..
this is what i was born to be..
it’s’s not something hard to see..
i’m be in the middle of the big croud..
and speek up,rise up and sing my words loud..
i’m a little bit shy..some times i cry..
what really matters that i always try..
you can like me,love me and even adore me..
because i’m adorable,cute and lovely..
i’m just sweet,gorgeous and bubbely
i’m the best you can think about..
i love myself and i’m proud .. 6 years ago

Komoda87It took losing my better half, to find my whole self

I lost my boyfriend about a year ago (break up, not death). Although there were days I hated myself, they soon left. I soon realized who I was. I’m funny, like really funny. Although everything doesn’t go perfect in my life, it is certainly entertaining! I have little commentaries on life that make me laugh out loud some days. I care enough about myself to take care of myself. Before I wanted a man to take care of me. Now I want a man to share myself with. I’m such a treat! 6 years ago

pallukurlawho am i?

i hope this question is a million dollar one, the one question which every one of us would like to be answered… well if its yes then here is the answer…..
when did u last think abt this question, what was ur reaction to this question, what was the situation which made u to think this question?
or have u ever thought of this question in your life…?
it’s in human nature to ignore those things in life for which he will not get any benefit,.. but the irony is that it’s nature’s nature to fill the ultimate benefit in such things which totally appear useless to human beings…
it is when human understand this principle, when he benefits from the nature..
so who r we talking abt, none other than human itself.. we often forget ourselves in the rat race behind money,wealth… we forget our basic needs, instead of feeding our needs we have started to fulfill the reason for earning money…
its time that we have to learn abt ourselves n rethink our life..
its time for some action… so get out of ur couch n start searching ur actual purpose in ur life….
enjoy the life,,.... :-) 6 years ago


hmmm… I really don’t know myself. I don’t know what I want to do in my life. i’m just going to the flow of my life. How stupid that even to speak against someyhing, I can’t do. I always think that it is wrong and could it be funny for them or in that way I will hurt someone which is make me feel really bad. Because of all annoying I heard I just thought that yeah maybe I’m just like that because it was they think about me. Like I’m stupid, weak, poser and everything. And it really affects my personality so much. I always talk with myself and into God. I always tell all my feelings. So crazy! Please help me!!!! 7 years ago


i feel like i’ve come to a place where i am who i am. 7 years ago

sugarstar2184This is the type of guy I want...

“I am the guy” who will text you every single morning and tell you good morning! and every single night to tell you sweet dreams*

I am the guy who will hold you when you’re crying and wipe away your tears.

I am the guy who still thinks you’re beautiful with no makeup on, wearing sweats and a big t-shirt.

I am the guy who won’t pressure you to do things you dont want to.

I am the guy who will show up at your house with soup and a movie when you aren’t feeling well.

I am the guy who kisses you on the forehead.

I am the guy who’ll randomly tickle you just to hear you giggle.

I am the guy who doesnt kiss and tell.

I am the guy who actually LISTENS to you when you talk, and loves to hear everything you have to say

I am the guy who’s excited all day because i’m looking forward to our date that night.

I am the guy who is content to just be able to hold you and wants NOTHING MORE.

I am the guy who can’t help but smile when you walk into the room :)

I am the guy who’ll say i love you first because,...I’m not afraid to say it.

I am the guy who’s perfectly content with staying in and watching movies and cuddling.

I am the guy who won’t lie to you about where i’m going or where i’ve been or who i’ve been with…..y?

I am the guy who gets butterflies when he hears your name.

I am the guy who’s not afraid to tell his friends HE LOVES YOU.

I am the guy who doesnt mess with other girls when i have you.

I am the guy who doesn’t care about your imperfections and loves you more for them, cooking..?

I am the guy who will hold you while we watch the sunset…..................... 7 years ago

sugarstar2184my past

is part of who i am. i keep trying to forget it, keep wishing it would go away, but it won’t.
in order for me to see it without feeling it yet, this is it:
1) i’m a child of a broken home
2) i’ve always acted out
3) i’ve been cutting since i was 12
4) i’ve had image/eating issues since i was 12
5) i graduated high school early and with honors, have an associates’ degree
6) i’ve been paying my own bills for 7 and a half months
7) i’ve got a job
8) i’ve had many icky boyfriends, one or two that abused me
9) i was an emotionally and physically neglected child
10) i’ve seen anger and hatred towards humans and animals as a child
11) i’ve had 5 cars, and i’m only 22.
bye now. 7 years ago

sugarstar2184i am... *positive affirmations*

... a runner
... healthy
... a vegan
... a joyous, happy, and free, sober woman
... a responsible, graceful, dignified member of society
... an educated individual 8 years ago

sugarstar2184self seeking is a character defect

Yes. It is… When I think that I should (this is specifically for me) carry a cup of coffee and dress a certain way because I see other women doing it (and I want to be them), I am being self seeking. When I’m at work and someone eats something, and they have a certain air about them that I like and admire, and I EAT that something or talk that way, I’m being self-seeking.

So the positive side to all of this is that I can see things that I want to become and admire other people. Maybe I have what they have, I just don’t see it? Maybe I’m worth being alive and here, but I just can’t see it yet.

I just know that self-seeking has caused some resentments and that my new way of life requires that I get help for my character defects.

Thank you for listening.

~me/not you. 8 years ago

sugarstar2184I'm what?

I’ve been reading “french toast for breakfast: how to heal the emotional eating cycle” or something along those lines..
It really has been helping me to uncover why I use food the way I do (not for nourishment always).
One of the things I uncovered with the books help is that I’m scared to lose weight because I’m scared I’ll be too sexy. Whoa.
Not only is that self centered but it’s a little fucked up. I remember my dad telling me not to dress a certain way and to cover up because I was getting boobs. And he was very uncomfortable with my puberty.
Well, maybe now that I know where that messed up thought comes from, I can stop it. Or at least not be so scared?

~Me. More sane, me. 8 years ago


Upon the idea that my eventual soul mate is out there looking for me, I cant help but think that if she eventually finds me shes probably gonna be a bit disappointed!!! which leads me onto realise that I could do with working on this goal. perhaps it would be useful think of myself (body and mind) as a car. Different cars work to their optimum on different terrains, in different conditions. some cars are beautiful fast machines but unrealiable, some are ugly scraps of metal that are strong and dont let you down. There is of course a market for both. The key probably lies in knowing you car well enough to apply it to the correct arena. 8 years ago

rubyblueone little comment...

I didn’t even realize that I don’t do all of the things listed in this goal until last night. It wasn’t a big, dramatic breakthrough or anything…it stemmed from a simple comment from my boyfriend. I showed him an image that I’m considering as a tattoo (one of my other goals). I explained the meaning behind it and what it would symbolize for me personally. He listened, then said “I think it’s ok, but you should really get a snake. That would be so hot.” And you know what? I actually considered changing it based on that comment. That’s when I realized that something is wrong with this picture. This is my tattoo, and it needs to mean something to me, not to anyone else. I know, such a small incident…if you could even call it that…but it really showed me how much I change my ideals for other people, even small ones. I want to work on knowing what I want and what I believe in, and being proud of the person that I am. I deserve that. 8 years ago

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