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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areilla10 in Napanee is doing 38 things including…

become a tattoo artist

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areilla10 has written 1 entry about this goal


It would be so great to eventually give up my desk job and fill my days with drawing and meeting new people. This is not about the money; I know tattooing isn’t all glamour and doesn’t pay six figures or anything. I don’t care about that. Tattoos are really cool. It’s art on a walking canvas. I gives people closure, it helps them celebrate themselves and their victories, and it gives them a way to make their inner beauty visible to the world. It would be such a privilege to be the person who made this possible for them.

The catch is that I have a family, a mortgage and lots of bills to pay. I can’t quit my job to apprentice and “pay my dues” the way I keep hearing I’m supposed to. If I were going to do this, I’d have to learn it part-time because I’m not about to quit my day job just yet. I love to draw and I’m pretty good at it, plus I used to be a dental assistant so I know about maintaining a sterile operating field. I just need to learn how to work with living human skin as a medium.

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