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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mslundin is doing 34 things including…

Learn more Polish

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mslundin has written 1 entry about this goal

Slow and steady

This is actually one goal that I do work towards every day. I’ve lived in Poland since October 2009, and my boyfriend’s parents don’t speak any English. I take lessons every week, and I think I am B2 level (upper intermediate). But Polish is so bleeping hard that I still can’t understand a thing when people speak fast, and I still haven’t covered all the grammar basics (I “know” 5 out of 7 noun cases plus liczba mnoga, 3 tenses with 2 aspects, comparative and superlative adj/adv, and I can make myself understood in any relatively normal situation). Sometimes I am proud of how much I have learned in a short time period, but sometimes I feel like I will never reach any level of fluency. Ever. Shame on Polish for being such a hard language! And shame on me for not realizing how easy I had it back when I was studying Spanish in school! I wish I had been as motivated back then :)

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