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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Tvmadde is doing 40 things including…

learn to drive

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Tvmadde has written 3 entries about this goal


Passed my test a few weeks ago, it feels so good to know that I can travel anywhere I want now without relying on someone else to take me there _

Almost there!

I’ve been driving since June/July and I’m very close to test standard now! Once I crack roundabouts and parallel parking, that’s me basically ready to pass this test…

Keep your fingers crossed for me guys!

So, I had my first driving lesson...

Dear God, it’s terrifying!!

A bird waddled onto the road, what are you meant to do if a bird waddles onto the road? Sadly, that is not a rhetorical question. I decided the best course of action was to shout “GET OUT OF THE WAY!!”

It got out of the way… Eventually.

It’s kind of cool, to be behind the wheel, cruising down the road (I was doing the speed limit, so I felt pretty damn cool) but there is so much to remember. It feels as thought you should have five pairs of eyes and four arms!

Feed the steering wheel through your hands
Find the biting point…

Suddenly, it occurs to you that half of the driving terms you hear have something to do with food.

Got my next driving lesson on Wednesday… eek!

Wish me luck guys!

Lauren xxx

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