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Thanks a bunch, runwim!!!
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.
How I did it: I first started with the local education center for my city. I just had to register with them and take a TABE test in math and reading just to see where I was starting from. From there I was placed in ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes on Aug 30, 2011. The teachers there helped me to study in the G.E.D. exam areas. I was able to take many practice tests and find out where I needed the most help in to achieve a passing (or better) score. My teachers in my ABE class were wonderful! I was able to use the computers there to study in math...which was my weakest area! Once a month a G.E.D. testing rep would come to the building and hold testing sessions for as many tests as I felt comfortable taking. I took Social Studies and Science together in October; Language Arts, Reading and Language Arts, Writing in November; and finally, I took the Mathematics test this month (January). I am so happy to have finally completed this goal after so many years of wanting to get it done!!! I will be graduating on June 14, 2012!!! :)
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Thanks a bunch, runwim!!!
Congratulations! AHHH! :) You’ve kind of inspired me to get on the ball. I didn’t know a person could get their GED that quickly! For awhile, I didn’t really feel in the mood to study, but now I’m just thinking of my goal of wanting to go to school for acting and that helps a LOT! Are you planning to go to school now?
Yay, I’m so glad I could inspire you, even if it’s just a little. That’s awesome! Oh, you can go in and take the full battery in one day if you’d like. My mom did back in the day; did all five tests in in about 8 hours I think (I’m not that brave). There were a few different people that came in and took the tests during a week, and passed. They’re really not that difficult, for me, it’s the math that boggles my mind…and not for lack of trying to learn it either.
Acting school sounds like a total blast!! I totally think you can get your G.E.D. and start school – even by the end of this year for sure if you’re not otherwise engaged in other areas of busy!! Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes are nice to start with to figure out your strengths and weaknesses if you’ve been out of school for a good amount of time.
My plan was to start classes at a local college for Certified Nursing Assistant next semester, but life happened, and I think I may now need a job instead for the time being. I really want to go to school and work on climbing the ladder a few rungs, but it’ll have to wait.
I really encourage you to find the time, effort, and energy to obtain your G.E.D. I’ll be cheering you on the whole way (and so will everyone else on here)!!!! :) C’mon, you know you want to! Do you know where to start in the area you live? If there’s anything you need help with, let me know, k?
Thank you. I hope you can become a CNA eventually. It’ll be well worth it. :)
I’ve been going to ABE since last August, and I’m hoping around next year to be going to college for acting. I someday want to become a Paleontologist, as well.
I was homeschooled, and my mom graduated me but never gave me a diploma. I honestly feel better with a piece of paper, I guess it makes me feel more normal.
I’m lacking in areas that the GED will hopefully teach me that I never bothered to learn in school.
Thanks, I think it’ll be well worth it too. And Ooh, cool—a Paleontologist! Now, that would be a fun adventure! Good luck in all of your goals and aspirations. :)
I was homeschooled on and off during my school years too, so I can understand the wanting to feel normal.
So, getting your G.E.D. shouldn’t be too much trouble for you if you’ve already been going to ABE classes. Woohoo! It’s right within your reach. You go girl!!