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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Sweet_Lemon is doing 39 things including…

pass driving exam

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Sweet_Lemon has written 3 entries about this goal

Shoot me.

My Dad’s workmate somehow managed to enroll me on exam before December. I was practicing hard to do my best and it helped – I didn’t feel unsure like I used to before.
Everything went well at manoeuvre area and I was like ‘omg, finally! yes, yes, yes!’ Then I was driving in town with examiner (old guy, dummy but didn’t come across as surly – my Dad’s workmate said later that he was ok).
I escaped few ‘dangerous’ situations, pulled in without any problem (I was afraid of it the most) but later on the right one man in his car was waiting before zebra until people come across the street. I thought ‘ok, he’s there, so I can go’.
... We both moved forward at the same time. Then examiner pushed footbrake – end of exam. I pushed through precedence.
You can’t imagine how angry I was. I lost faith in myself. Good examiner, Suzuki (better than Fiat Punto!) easy track – this may not happen again. That was my third probe :(


Unfortunately I didn’t pass today. For the second time I had THE SAME examiner and I failed. I was stressed but I’m mad at myself ‘cuz I could do it. Next exam’ll be in December :( there’ll be snow everywhere so I guess I’ll fail once again. My parents were angry (no backing) only my grandma felt sorry for me.
Why do I have such a bad luck?


I passed theoretical exam today but failed at manoeuvre area :( I didn’t hit any traffic cone – just pulled in box too shallowly so examiner failed me. I’m hopeless.

Sweet_Lemon has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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