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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get my driver's license (read all 18 entries…)
Signed up for classes

They will run May 29 to July 1. Five days a week. The morning classes are 8 to noon, and the evening classes are 1 to 5. I’m not sure yet which ones I want to attend (morning or evening). With my current schedule, both would interfere with my work schedule. I have a friend who is also a coworker, and I could see if she wouldn’t mind exchanging shifts with me. Would probably mean in her getting a lot more hours than me, but oh well.


Classes Done, Time to Drive

Five days of four-hour-long classes reminded me just how dreary high school was. Having graduated high school three years ago, I felt annoyed by the teachers lecturing us to be quiet and study the book. The classes themselves were horribly boring. But like usual, I excelled through everything. We had four tests a day and I passed every one the first time. I don’t expect that I was amongst the highest scoring students, but even if I was it doesn’t matter. I passed, that’s enough for me.

With that dreariness over, it’s phase two of the course: driving. For ten work days I will spend 90 minutes in a car with two other students and an instructor. For 30 minutes I will be driving. Driving shouldn’t be an issue for me since I already have several hours of experience in it. Still, it will refine my skills and get me my driver’s license.

My father offered to sell me his truck. I have mixed feelings about that. I don’t particularly like driving trucks. My depth perception isn’t all that good and I’m more practiced and thus comfortable in cars. I don’t even know if I can afford a vehicle right now! But I’ll probably accept, if only for the convenience.

This is perhaps the goal I’ve written the most about on 43 Things and at long last, after nearly two years, I’m about to bring this one to an accomplished close.

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