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 a truck driver
10-4 good buddy!

gonna drive cross-country in my 18-wheelerand see the country side!


being a truck drivr

i hope you become a truck driver i am going for it now thru a company callled schneider national ( i think you have to be a least 23 not sure thou) check out there web site at

Reality of Truck Driving

I’m a woman who’s been driving solo professionally for several years. Yes, you get to see the country side, but it’s not like in a car. You see highways and industrial areas.

The best experience I had was delivering water and MREs for FEMA during Katrina and Rita. It was very rewarding and I met my husband in a staging area.

If you are able to work alone and don’t have to get home every week, it might be worth it. It’s not just a job, though. It’s a lifestyle. Read up on it before you decide.

Also, I recommend US Xpress to drive for. Their trucks are newer and they have automatic transmissions. The Volvos are the penthouse of trucks, but they also have Freighliners, Kenworths and Petes. Stay away from Werner because you won’t get miles since you can’t fix your logs (theirs are paperless). Also stay away from CRST and others who have slip seating and where you have to team. You will never feel at home in your truck.

p.s. Mine has a refrigerator, microwave, tv, dvd player, and flushable portapotty. The table and chairs come standard in the Volvo.


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