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 major (read all 9 entries…)

I’m taking the semester off to look for work and make changes to my academic goals. I’m re-assessing my career path and personal goals as well.

And… I’m reading “What Color is your Parachute (For teens)”. For teens version, because quite frankly, it seems more on par for my goals and age (I’m 20 and haven’t had my first job yet).

It’s pretty interesting. I just can’t let myself get distracted from reading and absorbing the information!


Holly three things done in the last month -- yay me!

What you love

Do what you love! Honestly, it might be the stupidest degree in the world but if you are interested in it and have a passion for it, you will find a way to use it in your career.

I studied, for example, advanced English grammar. Does the world need more grammarians? Can I even spell some days? No.

But because I enjoyed it so much I went overseas and taught English. A year after I graduated I got a position at a big university teaching…. you guessed it, Advanced English Grammar!

Train companies are starting to worry that all their train engineers are retiring—there will be jobs, if you have the education and passion! Good luck!


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