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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ggaar is doing 31 things including…

find a job overseas


 

ggaar has written 1 entry about this goal

Just received bitter sweet news.

I was pulled into a meeting Friday afternoon before school was finished for the day. There was a meeting of the board of trustees and a decision was made concerning budget cuts and “sacrifices” they had to make to ensure the school had its money to continue operations. So the tall and short of it is that my two lead teachers told me in what was a very tearful conversation between all three of us that I will be let go at the end of the school year. I have an incredible mixed bag of emotions. I am incredibly angry at the establishment and how it is removed from the educational aspect of the school and its continued desire to make more money. It was hard for me to even concentrate on the rest of the day. At the same time I realized that this was a chance at a new start despite not even really get a chance to even begin at my school. So now I have new goals that are moving forward. I look at everything as an opportunity to make my life better. So this isn’t goodbye to my old school, this isn’t completely sad, this is just me now, more than ever, ready to start my new life!



 

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