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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Ivymere finds strength...somewhere, somehow

volunteer for a cause I am passionate about (read all 6 entries…)
About the domestic abuse

crisis counselor position I wanted to volunteer for I mentioned in my previous post – that isn’t going to happen, I think. They really want a bilingual speaker and I just don’t feel confident enough in my abilities in Cantonese. I’m okay for basic (and more than) conversation but when it comes to traumatic experiences, I’m just not on that level. I wouldn’t want my lack of skills to jeopardize anyone’s emotions.

HOWEVER!!! However, I found another organization that is similar – that’s anti-rape and they accept interns. There is a lesser time commitment (minimum commitment) for interns, which is great for me since I might have to do an internship for school in a few months so to know I’m not under contract to be tied to any one place makes me happy. If time constraints allow, then of course I’d want to stay. It’s the SFWAR organization and it sounds really good. I’m afraid interns have to put in a lot of time, though…which would worry me only because if it’s like a full time job, I don’t even know if I can – homework constraints. I’ve been so busy I can’t even find a part-time job (because I know my work would suffer). So if a volunteer/intern position is just as time-consuming, I’d be very disappointed that I can’t do it either. sigh I want to intern for a Media Relations position, though – it helps plan events and such. It’d be so great, especially since I want to learn about event planning (studying for it now) and it’d be both a great resume enhancer while being in a cause I support!



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