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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TGLast completed goal here

I think that this one is appropriate for my last goal on 43T- a passport seems to imply moving on and new adventures.

Saturday morning I’ll be heading out for a 2-week vacation to Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. It seems very weird (and sad) to know that I’ll never be posting about this trip on 43T, sharing it with my friends here. But who knows, maybe someday I’ll get around to posting about it on PopClogs ;)

For those who aren’t planning on opening an account there- if you’d like to keep in touch, my email is

Thanks to all of my friends here, past and present. I’m not saying goodbye, but au revoir- I hope we meet again :)4 months ago

TG 11 months ago

TGI got my first passport

in September of 2003, which means that it’s past time to renew it! I last used it 8 years ago :( and I don’t have any definite plans for using it anytime soon, but I might pop up into British Columbia when I go to my best friend’s wedding in Washington state in August. Plus it’s always handy to have a valid passport, just in case! You never know when an unexpected opportunity (or need!) might present itself ;) 11 months ago

live2laugh 6 years ago

Jay 23 months ago

Dom Harrian 8 years ago

bluesfan 7 years ago


sjs213 4 years ago

JayStep 1

Easy. I went to followed the links and applied for a form to be sent to me online. The only information I needed was my old passport number and now I just need to wait for the forms to be posted to me before the next stage can begin. 23 months ago

Janek 2 years ago

noffsinger 2 years ago

butohdancer 2 years ago

Eliezer 3 years ago


Mark 2 years ago

snakey 9 years ago

MarkI went to renewed it on Friday.

So this goal is pretty much done. I’ll mark it done when I actually get it. It should be 4-6 weeks. I got a new picture too. It’s crazy to look at myself when I was 17 years old. Its really embarrassing too. I look like a real nerd. I’m glad I have grown up mentally and physically. I’ll show my new picture when I get my new passport in. 2 years ago

Markthe day has come

Date issued 09 JUL2002
Date expires 08 JUL2012
With this passport I have been to England, Amsterdam, Philippines, and Thailand.
I hope I can claim more countries next time I have to renew my passport. I will be 37 years old next time I will have to renew my passport. It crazy to think how time flies. 2 years ago

JackieGurl 2 years ago

janice 8 years ago


This only took 12ish weeks and 2 birth certificates to accomplish exasperated sarcasm The only good things about this is 1) I did it WAY before the deadline and 2) I finally got it and can go to Europe now. 2 years ago

Shortygirl2125 4 years ago

writergirluk 2 years ago

Chris Campbell 10 years ago

A Well-Read Dog Head(finally) done!

I did it. My passport arrived in the mail today. I’m still waiting on my passport card, but it should be here soon. The whole process took less than 3 weeks, and I didn’t pay for expedited processing. 2 years ago

A Well-Read Dog Head 9 years ago

A Well-Read Dog HeadCalled passport center today

I’ve been checking my application status online and was concerned because it’s been two weeks with no notice of my application being received. I called the passport center main number and got someone very helpful who let me know that my application has been received and is in progress. 2 years ago

A Well-Read Dog HeadSubmitted application today

I got my passport picture taken, and I look undead. Not sexy vampire undead, more like freshly exhumed and shuffled off to the post office undead. Ah well, at least it’s done. 2 years ago

A Well-Read Dog HeadHave forms and cash, now just need a photo.

Wish I could just use my profile pic. 2 years ago

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