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 22 months ago

PurpleHeather 5 years ago

redstar 4 months ago

freesugarActually looking forward to:

♥ A goth party (19 July)
♥ Meet Leo (19 July)
♥ Meet Antonio (September?)
♥ Learning how to rollerblade (SOON) 5 months ago

freesugar 5 months ago

joeyinthebushI'm going for a day out to Whitstable...

... its on the kent coast & famous for seafood. Yay! 6 months ago

joeyinthebush~~@@!! CHELSEA!!!!!@@~~

Wow my boss knew someone who had a spare chelsea flower show ticket. I’m going after work today for 3 hours. So excited! I’ve only seen it on the telly before now. 7 months ago


Going to watch bird migration in the most Southern part of Canada next week. 7 months ago

Aloha50Getting excited!!

Just booked tickets to the Museum of silver in Kutna Hora (near Prague).

Also bought tix for the Anne Frank House.

So many things to be grateful for!! 7 months ago

themartaRoad trip

We decided to drive down to Texas this spring. 7 months ago


getting the vegetable garden ready. 8 months ago


Green grass. 8 months ago


Right now I am looking forward to everyone coming home this weekend. 8 months ago

themarta 8 months ago

Aloha50Going to a 50th birthday party tonight

Bought my friend (a guy) a dancing Viagra Man doll as a gag gift. 8 months ago

Aloha50Going camping this weekend

Nervous because I waited too long to pull my camping gear out and I felt the allergies flaring when I got close to it. Worse case I guess I’ll have to sleep in my car.

Looking forward to a fun weekend. 9 months ago

Venusian 9 months ago

molliemoonlightNext up...

Mayor’s banquet and ball. :D Any excuse to dress up!

Hotel overnight and maybe massage.

Girls night out for drinks.

California. All being well…10 months ago

Aloha50Taking the day off tomorrow

and joining friends for a hike!

Been working long hours at work because of an emergency program, so it will be a nice break. 10 months ago

stareyedpandasome ideas

Why this goal is hard?

The future is uncertain so in some cases we may be disappointed with the things we are looking forward to experiencing. Nevertheless, one should anticipate the good so that one can enjoy it.

Some things: ( my attempt is to anticipate many great things in the hope that it will increases my chances of experiencing it. The drawback is that it may result in more disappointment however it is better than not anticipating or hoping for anything at all)

-reaching 53kg
-walking across the Brooklyn bridge
-seeing the statue of liberty
-visiting a museum in New York
-visiting Central Park
-watching a broadway show
-watching the American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet
-combating emotional issues
-seeing my family/friends/boyfriend again
-improving the health of my feet (blisters etc)
-getting private ballet lessons
-visiting a library
-(not properly planned but want to) visit friends in Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, China
-improving foreign language skills
-improving English speaking and writing skills
-performing ballet variations
-(may not achieve but) performing pas de deux and group work

Other dreams:
-getting married
-buying an apartment
-buying a car
-having a proper fulltime job
-taking care of a child
-creating a private school
-writing a book
-making videos
-fighting anxiety
-visiting Russia, India, Africa, Finland, South America
-getting a masters degree or phd
-getting fitness certifications 10 months ago

Aloha50Signed up for Crossfit

Really looking forward to starting (on Monday!)

I have 6 months to get back into shape. Will be going on various runs in Europe and plan to be in half marathon shape by then. 11 months ago

Aloha50 11 months ago

Texas Lin 3 years ago


I have so much to look forward to but was blinded by what I thought I didn’t. I now see it’s way more than I could ever hope for :-) 11 months ago

sweetlady628 4 years ago


  • Erik breaking up from school – start of Christmassy stuff
  • Going to the cinema
  • Christmas
  • Baby being born (January some time)
  • My parents visiting in February

I think that’s quite enough for now :) Lots of fun things happening! 12 months ago

joeyinthebushThis is a weird one...

... I’m looking forward to a funeral next week. An old family friend (who is like an uncle really) sadly died of a massive heart attack. He was a truly amazing human being – the most warm & generous person I’ve ever met.He adopted kids but never let them feel they weren’t his. Its is only since he died that i realise – none of his kids were his biologically.
Kids (and adults) who were depressed or thrown away found a warm welcome in his kitchen. He really listened & wasn’t too egotistical to let anyone teach him something. Aged 7 i taught him how to prepare squid. He let me tell him what to do & believed i knew how to do it. No one had ever treated me like that before.
During the big storm of 1988 I headed over to his place because i’d rather be at their place. Trees were falling & the electricity was out londonwide but i walked all the way to neasden. I knew i’d be warm there.
So so many people (including myself) are incredibly sad he’s gone… journeys from far & wide are happening to get to his funeral. From France, El Salvador, the us & maybe even Iran and Tunisia.

And that is what i’m looking forward to. The gathering. There’ll be people there i haven’t seen in decades… and people i’ve only ever heard about in his stories.Very bittersweet.

RIP Jim Brown 12 months ago

joeyinthebushI'm going to Berlin!

Have never been before & am v v excited 12 months ago


I’m looking forward forward to her coming home. 13 months ago

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