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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.

- The Robots.

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Free spirit, place of peace in Worcester is doing 12 things including…

learn basic car maintenance

9 cheers


Free spirit, place of peace has written 2 entries about this goal

Just me being me

After mass today

a friend of ours came back to our school
and gave us a tutorial on cars

We learned how to change a tire and went through all the motions, getting the spare out of the trunk, using the jack, all the screws and bolts and such. It was quite empowering to learn that. (Though I may not be able to use it for a while- simply because well my tires aren’t flat and I don’t have a jack).

We also learned about windshield washer fluid and some other things under the hood.

I feel a lot more comfortable now.

He was very patient with us and we applied what he was saying- it was hands on- and that helped a lot, for me.

Every little bit counts, right?

Baby steps for this goal.

I started off knowing nothing, mind you. I didn’t even know you could flip the rear view mirror thingy at night to stop being blinded. My friend told me that a few months ago.

I can check and add oil successfully. And open the hood of the car (the hood sticks, and its hard to open sometimes).

And the other day my dad showed me how to put air in my tires and he gave me an air gauge. Yesterday I used it! I checked all four of my tires. Eeep, one of them only had 19 pounds….. But I added air to three of them. And all was well.

Free spirit, place of peace has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.


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