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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Italygirl is doing 40 things including…

graduate college

8 cheers

 

Italygirl has written 5 entries about this goal

Almost there!

10 classes, 2 semesters, 1 year left. Oh yeah baby!



Closer....

Well, another semester has started and I’m already stressing. Money is a big issue and I think I may try to get another job, except I dunno how I’ll balance that and school… I’m trying to move to the main campus in January, so I can have more options of things to study. I think I want to do international studies, but it’s a program you have to be accepted in, so even if I am, I wouldn’t start that til next fall. Until then, I’ll work on my finance degree and finish taking spanish classes I guess. It seems the classes are getting harder and require a bit more attention… I’ve had it easy I guess for the last semester or two, so I really have to step up now and make an effort. That kind of sucks!! :)



Persevere!!!!!

I feel like this goal is getting further and further away. Things keep happening that are pushing my graduation date back… It’s so frustrating since all my friends are graduating this May! And one already graduated last December.

It’s all just hard and overwhelming. I want to be involved in school activities and stuff, but with all the classes I’m taking, it seems I can’t do all of it, and plus, I need a job so bad! I have a hard time balancing things like that… b/c I get so stressed out if I don’t have time to myself. But I’d really like to be able to do it until I at least graduate. To prove to myself and other people that I can do all these things at once and still make it through.

So, maybe I’m not so close… but I’m getting there one way or another!



In the end...

Well, once again my plans for school have changed…I’m actually changing schools, so that may prolong my career as a student. I’m not too happy about it, but it’s the best choice I could make right now. I know in the end it will all be worth it.



I'm close!

I’m so close I can taste it! Well, kinda. I have about a year left, if I work really hard! I really dislike school, and it seems no one really has faith in me, so graduating will be a huge triumph for me. I think it’ll be one of the first things about myself I will actually say I’m proud of.



Italygirl has gotten 8 cheers on this goal.

 

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