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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clubcrackers in San Francisco is doing 34 things including…

get a job

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clubcrackers has written 6 entries about this goal

doit toit.

Employment test, done.

Info session for internship tomorrow at 4.

More drop-ins and applications and resume printing to dooooo.

Numbah One.

Time to stop feeling sorry for myself and get back out there. I was gainfully employed until I let… myself get the better of me? I don’t know what happened, the same old script where I forget about the real world and isolate, try to hold still, choose to be immobile and ineffectual and to fantasize about suicide for two weeks.

But! Tomorrow I have things to do including a mad amount of applications, a few drop-ins, an employment test, a check to cash, and a phone call to make about a paid internship that I WANT. For serious.


...which looks too much like “fisting” for my comfort.

Had my first job interview in the history of ever today… Went pretty well (I think/hope/have no idea???). I’m not allowed to say “umm” anymore. Learned a few things from that experience… too bad my first interview in which I probably did the worst was for the one job that I actually want.

Anyway, expecting a call by Monday or Tuesday to let me know if I’m starting or not. Fingers and other appendages crossed.

...I love that I’m almost 19 and have never had a real job, I’m really kind of a leech of a human being. (:

Yes, yes, yesss

and also a little bit of “No, my god, why do I always jinx myself into letting these things happen???

Mostly just yes, though.

I just had a phone interview with the coffee place in town. Have a real interview tomorrow at 1:30… nervous, but I feel good. I’m pretty sure that the positive jitters will fade soon, though, and I’ll just be left feeling ragged and edgy and anxious. But! That’s negative thinking… which I’m supposed to be swearing off… SO! Thinking good nervous thoughts and putting that energy into “rah rah” ness.

Things that I let happen:
a) Prepaid phone running out of minutes halfway through the interview, meaning I had to run around to find a phone to borrow.
b) The call came from a fax number, which I then called back about 500 times before I called the office instead.
c) I’m literally out of money, so I have to go borrow $4 from someone so I can take the bus to the main office tomorrow for my face-to-face.
d) (And this one’s kinda a big deal) The phone number listed on my resume is void until further notice. I’ll have money on the 2nd, but til then- no phone. Love my life, lol.

All this shit makes me realize that I can’t plan and that I’m very clumsy about life, but at least I’ve got good intentions… Hopefully other people can see more of the latter and less of the first.

Wish me luck. ^^;

Since this is my main goal now

pic very much related

I guess that means it’s time to get on it. I hit town today and turned in a all the resumes I had left- unfortunately for me, I don’t have my printer right now, so that means waiting for friends/roommates to get off work tonight so I can get more.

I’ve got my fingers crossed (and I’m vaguely praying, even though I don’t pray or believe in anything out there to pray to, but, hey, why not) for getting an interview at this coffee place… Mostly because a) I’ve always wanted to work in one and b) cute boys.

Wish I had my printerrrr… Blah.

I even turned in an application at Subway. lol

Wish me luck? ;)

Go time.

Pic sort of related. (:

It’s a beautiful, blue, sunshiny day. I live on the coast and haven’t seen the sky like this in weeks.

I’m not letting myself go outside again until I call my references and talk to them. This is like, the first fucking step, and I haven’t managed to make myself do it yet, and I was kinda supposed to get a jobs two months ago. Two months!!

I need a paycheck so I can get a new phone plan, a bike, and enough money to run off and go see The Dark Knight without feeling guilty about it.

And like, food and rent.

Yay for reality.


I literally don’t want to post this because I know I’ll have to pick up the phone as soon as I do. Dunno why this is so hard for me. Dunno why my heart drops into my stomach when I think about it. Maybe that’s what social anxiety is? Ugh.


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