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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decide on a career (read all 3 entries…)
Fear of deciding...

As well most little kids, I always had lots of ideas of what I would like to be, career mind. Some ideas being more realistic than others, but now at nearly half way of sixth form, time is what I need, but is what I’m losing and so is the open freedom of being able to get the qualifications.

Considering options from Accountancy, something office related and to maybe with something to do with animals (hands on), its so varied and leads me no where.

My form tutor told the whole form that really we should of decided what we wanted to do in Year 9 (14-15).
And because I’ve already done my GCSEs and feel like I maybe pick some of the less ideal subjects and haven’t tried so hard, and now half way through A levels and less satisfied now that I don’t know if the qualifications can lead me to where I want to be (if I decide where that is).

The idea of being stuck in a job that I’m not happy with for near all my life scares me, as so, I would think, for others.



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