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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Join the Peace Corps (read all 12 entries…)
Rethinking EMT license

I’ve been thinking about it a lot, did some research, talked to my friend who is taking the class. I’m not sure if it’s a good match for me, unfortunately. I would love to do it if only 1) Tuition expenses were not an issue 2) I would be able to get an EMT job straight out of the course. None of those are true. Essentially, I would have to take an additional 2k in loans to pay for the class and then live at home after graduating college (!) while I ‘volunteer’ my time somewhere, because I will not have the experience to get a paying job. This is where my philosophy about careers come in.. people can do well at any job, granted that certain circumstances line up (ex: preference for flexibility/rigidity in the schedule, how important is being ‘helpful’ to people, etc). For my gap job, I would prefer something contract-based, I don’t care how low paying as long as it’s full time and minimum wage, and with a set schedule. So now I’m thinking more about the statistic jobs and maybe being a lab tech. My research partner seems to be warming up to me, so maybe I can do the networking thing that I’m not so great at, somehow.. In any case, I’m still planning on getting CPR certified, so I’ll still have some kind of qualification to show to the corps.


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Unfortunately AmeriCorps requires citizenship, I’ve already looked into it. But thank you! I’m set on joining the Peace Corps, but not necessarily getting an EMT license, in case that was confusing.


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