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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Kimberly returns to 43Things yet again!

get my driver's license
Long wait

I didn’t get my license until I was 22, entirely out of fear. I was lucky, and lived in places where it really wasn’t all that necessary (for five years, I lived in a town where everything was within a ten minute bike ride).

For me, the secret was really to find the right person to teach me. Friends and family had tried, but they ended up making me more nervous despite their good intentions. Finally, I lucked upon the best instructor at a local driving school who really made things seem simple. I couldn’t imagine life without my car anymore!


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Kimberly returns to 43Things yet again!

I’m the same way—I had some really awful instructors. But really, what kid thinks “When I grow up I want to teach people how to drive”?

The day before my test, I had scheduled a last lesson to practice but the good instructor was booked. The woman was so abrasive that I had to stop the car after 15 minutes and tell her the lesson was over and I wanted my money back.

I have to be a good driver now—part of my job is to deliver wedding cakes!

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