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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.

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greeneyedgypsy is doing 16 things including…

Get drivers license

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greeneyedgypsy has written 4 entries about this goal

Road Test!

My road test is booked for Thursday the 24th. Dont really feel ready and am really not ready if they ask me to go on the highway but I just want to get the f*&%ing thing over with! It has been holding me back for so long now!

Drivers Ed??!

Thats right, I start drivers education in about two weeks … Im going to be in a room full of teenagers trying to get over my fear of being behind the wheel while my mother babysitts my 4 month old and brings him in during my lunch so I can breast feed!! It will be worth it, Im looking forward to the independance and freedom!

July 4th

My boyfriend came home lastnight and said that if we couldnt find anyone to lend us a car for me to practice on, we will go ahead and buy one that will be mine after I get my licence! Wootwoot! So excited! Now, to research what kind to get!!

why has this been so hard for me?

27 years old and no drivers license. Was in a nasty car accident at a young age and I think it scared me deeply. For the longest time I was fine with asking my friends for rides and taking the bus but …. something happened …. and now I want more freedom and mobility! I am tired of relying on other people to drive me when I need to get something done!

Last year I got my beginners and, over the last year, I have been doing a bit of driving here and there. However, I have to write my test in October so I have to put a real push on to learn. The only vehicle I have to practice with (other than my parents and they live an hour and a half away) is my boyfriend’s giant truck. I just cannot learn to drive with this truck … it is too enormous.

So, I suppose the next step in me achieving this goal is to track down a smaller vehicle to practice with. Time to get to it.

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