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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be in love (and be loved in return) every day for the rest of my life


 

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dinabethFor better or for worse

You got to deal with the bad points of your loved one as well as the good. If the bad point is in need of change – then discuss it with them and seek unbiased advice if it’s a problem you have difficulty resolving. If you’ve got bad points that need changing – work on it to improve yourself. I always say to my husband of 25 years + that ‘we’re not perfect – but we are perfect for each other’.

Remember that love is unconditional – and that’s how my love is for my husband, and his love is for me. We always feel comfortable with each other’s company. 4 years ago


moresunpleaseprince charming

where are you?

i realize though, that i need to be happy on my own first. am learning patience….! 4 years ago


AshleyVeronica

whattheharryjust a reminder that it is possible.

this can happen. 6 years ago


lunyknightUntitled

I have a great man and want to always remember to love him the way he deserves to be loved. He does this for me. I hope we hold on to it forever. The big thing is remembering to make an effort to hold on to it. Love needs to be nurtured and forgetting that/taking it for granted can deflate it. Just writing this to remember. 6 years ago


brownieblushthat would be nice.

really, really nice :] 6 years ago


LynnUntitled

Ok, so a goal completely worth doing, but first I have to love me, cuz right this second, that aint working for me.
Anyone have any bright ideas to accomplish that goal? 6 years ago


AriesButterfliiChiCkI'd love that.

I have been lonely my whole life..my loneliness sprang into extreme depression ( still am depressed).. then it turned into desperation.. thats when I met this wonderful guy.. who raped me, used me then made me feel like sh*t. This guy took my virginity and to this day I dont know what he did with the bloody shorts he was wearing..FAST FORWARD:: Since then I have not dated anyone. I have taken that experience and the other guys that tried to use me as prove most men are as$holes.. I sat back and watched my ex so- called bestfriend be impregnated by someone she loved.. without being loved back by.. I made up my mind that it all happenned for a reason.. now that I have some more experience under my belt.. I feel confident that I know what i’m doing.. I will find my soulmate!!! 6 years ago


DORKLUVZ3MUntitled

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hannahlouise01Untitled

I would give anything to have a classic fairytale long lasting romance like in the movies. I know that even in this day and age it is possible 6 years ago


LivingInBlissUntitled

You should only let yourself start to fall in love when you know everything can work and you know theres no chance of it falling apart, love isnt as special as you may think, it happens over time, it takes a lot of care and work but it isnt something reserved for fantasies, give love, and be loved in return. 7 years ago


A82Untitled

So far so good :) 7 years ago


GeorgiaGoddessHere is where you too can find love!

I know this may seem crazy to yall but I gave up on love finding my soulmate and then I got this crazy idea in my head, go online to find a date and go from there. So I did, I joined Love access.com women join for free if you are only searching to meet a man. Well things worked out so well for me that after our first date we have been together ever since and have bee married 2 1/2 years, our only problem is that his evil mother keeps medling where she she should not. 7 years ago


gothic_freakUntitled

I have found a guy who for the past month hasnt been able to piss me off at all. annoy yea but its kinda cute. i thought i have felt like this before but i dont know i mean its weird. my friends notice that no matter whats happened i have been happy and not mean at all. I dont know exactly what to think. I want to be able to see him everyday and i dont knw its cool i guess 7 years ago


en1gmaUntitled

love is like oxygen, love is a many splendored thing, love lifts us up where we belong, all you need is love…7 years ago


unmaskedUntitled

Ah… true love.
Finally.
And I found it in the man I married.
Whom I nearly divorced.

The man God picked for me.
The marriage God mended. 7 years ago


ott123waiting

I am waiting for my Mr.Right. 8 years ago


xxlilkimxxUntitled

i am in love with mi b/f brett lewis!!! weve been together QUITE a while now n i think we will b 4 as long as possible!! 8 years ago


Lee StranahanUntitled

This entry bugs the shit out of my wife so I’m removing it, while we still love each other…. 8 years ago


Porcelianalready there...

all i want to do is stay there…Love takes a lot of work,like patience,trust, honesty…maintaining love is a lot harder than falling in love. 8 years ago


JamiSo far, so good

:) 8 years ago


ceruleanbillUntitled

But I cheated….I married a giving, loving person who makes it way easy to do. How did I find this paragon? I looked to my right in a class, and there she was. 8 years ago


Isisbut with who??

I hope I find this person soon!!! Time is passing way too quick for me!! But, I want a speacil one..one that I can hold on too for the rest of my life…honest, warm,sincere,nice…. 8 years ago


voicewithinWhat is Love, actually?

Something that you won’t know for sure, until you are in it.

Something I crave for, because seeing other people in it, I sense deep happiness and peace with self.

Something that makes everything seems possible and achievable.

Something that, once you find the true one, will sustain you regardless whether it is on sight or in mind.

Because love resides in the heart. And the heart stays within us. Not with others. 8 years ago


Lee StranahanMarried...

I married Lauren, the love of my life, on 12/30/05. So far, so good. 8 years ago


Krestian Randomoh well... another lesson in life...

is that “loving” and “being in love” are not the same thing. Being in love is great, but it hurts just as much, when you are “in love” with someone who “loves” you but is not “in love” with you. You start demanding, because you would give everything and can´t understand why the other does not feel the same way. And everything starts to get weird. It makes you feel sad, egotist and miserable, and you start making the other uncomfortable, defensive and self conscious.
Definitely not the guy to make a girl “in love”. Don´t know why, anyways, but it´s already time to call it quits. 8 years ago


Anais Pinn,Untitled

oh well, too bad. 9 years ago


Anais Pinn,Well, I DID go back and check.

I remember seeing this “goal” on someone else’s list and thinking “yea, that’s the right idea!” as I copied it onto mine. Well, that was 2 weeks after meeting a certain someone online. It was not a straight line by any means. It was 3 months until we actually met in person, and we could have missed each other entirely, but some little thing kept drawing us back toward each other. It’s so weird and strange that we met at all, like a needle in a haystack, though I suppose that’s how all people in love feel about the miracle of finding each other.

I guess the real trick is staying in love, nurturing that love. I feel like I’m just learning to live, and I’m no kid. It is not the first time I’ve had to face the fact that, despite the miracle of being in love, I’m still me. I am dissatisfied with myself lately (lately? usually!) and trying to work through it so it doesn’t poison our relationship in this tender stage.

But he is just wonderful! Just thinking of him makes me happy. He not only says he loves me, but the ways he shows it really make me feel it. He understands and accepts me better than I do myself. I’ve been having odd dreams lately, think they are about letting go of the past, at the same time as needing to nurture parts of myself that have been neglected/lost in the past. So all this foolishness on 43 Things lately is about trying to rise to living like a normal person while wrestling those personal demons. 9 years ago


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