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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molliemoonlight 2 years ago


Having the radio on again in the morning on the way to work (at last!) And time to think!

And the fact that the hire car that I picked up today has a heated steering wheel and heated seats. I’m going to enjoy this tomorrow! 2 years ago


Friday night. 2 years ago


in the bath. 2 years ago

lob 2 years ago


Taking time for music :) 2 years ago


Listening to the rain, lost in thought, even if only for a few minutes. 2 years ago


Thur – seeing a miniature pony being led along the pavement on a semi rural road. Listening to the radio to wonderful songs.

Fri – that moment I breathe in after closing the door at work on Friday knowing the weekend’s ahead. I seem to be at my most content as I drive at around 5.30. But today is even better. It’s bank holiday weekend this weekend. That means three days break!

Oh and the other thing I feel rather smug about is the fact that the Conservatives are licking their wounds a bit today. Must check the news for results of the mayor election. 2 years ago


The rain has been awful these last few days, but today it’s been interspersed with pockets of sunshine. On the way home tonight I had anticipated a rainbow. Not only was I not disappointed as I turned into the long road leading to the village, but it was a very bright, full arc of a rainbow. The driver a few cars in front of me slowed to admire it. It may have annoyed the other drivers but I was delighted as I got to have a good look.

The cars all turned off the road and I got to drive on a deserted road, more slowly down and up the hill so I could fully appreciate it. But it got even better at the top of the hill as I observed the spectrum of colours projected on the trees and the end of the rainbow stop on the grass in front of them! I had seen the end of the rainbow, something I have never been lucky enough to do before!

Sadly there was no where to stop to take a photo and by the time I got home, the sun had come out in all its glory and the rainbow was gone. 2 years ago

molliemoonlightSo many roses,

this could be a gratitude entry…

Lovely coffee in the coffee shop.
Club classics on the radio in the car.
Hugs and catching up with lots of friends who I’ve not seen for a couple of months.
The prospect on the whole weekend ahead.

The joy of Friday! 2 years ago


This moment just happened. I realised I was in it just after I’d got to the roundabout at the M1 in time to avoid being stuck behind a slow lorry. As I travelled unimpeded up the road, I realised how far back the lorry was, with it’s line of cars behind and saw that there was nothing in front. When I’m driving, there’s nothing I like better than driving in the dark on a clear road. Oh wait a minute – add some gentle rain and singing along to Michael Buble’s ‘Just haven’t met you yet’ at the top of your voice and you’ve got yourself a PARTAY! 2 years ago

molliemoonlightThis goal

is about appreciating the little things. Taking that moment in the madness to stop and wonder. It might be something that I plan, or it might be something that happens in the day, like today, and I realise ‘this is my smell the roses moment’. My aim is to have one of these moments every day, although I won’t post every day, I may post several examples in one post, if there are a few I want to share. But I feel I need to actively take more of these moments, take a breath, so I’m ready to submerge myself back into the hectic pace of everyday life.

2 years ago

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