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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Kenophobia is starting fresh in 2009

become ambidextrous (read all 2 entries…)
Just Started

I really want to be able to do things equally well with both hands, although mostly I just want to be able to write with both, and I finally made a start on this goal today after having it on my list for two months. (There’s a reason stop procrastinating is my main goal).

Anyway, I decided to practise by going through a book of Uni notes from last semester. I left a lot of blank pages in odd places, so I started on the earliest blank page and copied down whatever happened to be on the page next to it. This way I get to practise and refresh my memory about all the stuff I did last semester at the same time.

Holding the pen in my left hand felt very awkward. Both of the pages I copied look like a complete mess, but it’s not like I was expecting miracles on my first try. Hopefully I can keep practising and start seeing some improvement as the weeks go by.



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