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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graduate from college
first generation

I’m not sure if I’m the first generation to get a degree from college, but whatever the case, it sure is one hell of an accomplishment. Much greater than finishing high school, and much more pleasing than turning another year older on a birthday. Maybe.

At first I thought it was a day for my family to celebrate my accomplishment. The day turned out to be something else. I was happy, so happy, and so proud to be sitting in that tent with my fellow colleagues because we made it. We spent the last five years suffering and enjoying the likes of architecture, all in solidarity. And then came the celebration with the family. All these people, all here for me, I’ve never been more grateful to have the people in my life. I received hugs, kisses, phone calls, text messsages, emails, facebook wall posts, and greeting cards telling me congratulations. And yes, it couldn’t be done if it weren’t for me. But I couldn’t help but thank a lot of people along the way. I did it for me, but I couldn’t do it without a strong support system.

My name was called, I walked across the stage. My brother kept yelling “That’s my sister!!” repeatedly until I walked off the stage. Causing the Dean of Architecture to pause calling out anymore names, and to receive numerous comments later in the day about how my brother got the audience revved up and how everyone else tried competing with a loud mouth like him to a huge group of people. They couldn’t. Haha.

I hope to graduate again from college, get a Master’s within the next five years. But for now, I’m taking a nice long break before I make my next move. It’s well-deserved.



Comments:

Angelique00 is BLESSED!!! And she is sharing the wealth...

Your little brother summed up the whole accomplishment. I look forward to that day when my little sister yells that :-) Congrads!

My Hood Family Cheers

great story! congrats on all the hard work and wow a five year degree pretty impressive. At my graduation my family was really going crazy like we won the national championship *laughs i know how you feel. you brother must really love you !

My Hood Family Cheers

great story! congrats on all the hard work and wow a five year degree pretty impressive. At my graduation my family was really going crazy like we won the national championship *laughs i know how you feel. you brother must really love you !


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