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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californiajoy is doing 31 things including…

Go back to Florence

13 cheers


californiajoy has written 2 entries about this goal

Have been pondering this quite a bit lately.

Yunnow how you have a happy place (“Happy! Go to your happy place!”) where life if just a million times better than whatever’s going on in your crappy life right now? My place is real! It’s Italy and I’ve been doing everything in my power to figure out how to live there.
Turns out the Italians aren’t making it easy on me. Getting a Visa looks to me a nightmare, apparently you must have your job secured ahead of time to get a work visa and there’s a lot of red tape. Some websites are advocating dual citizenship, which frankly sounds like overkill to me. There seems to be a major loophole, a fast track to become a permanent resident, and that is to marry an Italian citizen. I had mixed feelings about the men there (romantic, impulsive, passionate? Not stereotypes) but neither is the shameless womanizer stereotype too far off either.
Perhaps I will study up and make a 10 year plan. Make it 8 year plan, I’d like to be there by the time I’m 30. It can be done, right?

I think about this every single day.

I’m lovesick over it :) I wish I could move there right now.

californiajoy has gotten 13 cheers on this goal.


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