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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.

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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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Minna in Vancouver is doing 17 things including…

learn finnish


 

Minna has written 3 entries about this goal

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To be honest, I haven’t learned Finnish but I did sign up for a Finnish class. It was fun, once a week for two hours… but to be honest, learning a language only once a week is not enough, especially with a difficult language like Finnish.

So my first attempt didn’t go so well, so instead I”m going to revamp this goal to be something more specific.



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Now that I’m in Vancouver, there is only one place that offers Finnish language courses – the Scandinavian Cultural Center. They offer a variety of courses, but usually only once a year. The courses vary from “complete beginners” “beginners” and “non-beginners” (which I think is comparable to intermediate.) The “complete beginners” session starts in September, so I’m keeping an eye on the website for registration information closer to the date. It’s definitely something I want to make an effort to learn.



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The fall/winter guide for UVIC continuing education is coming out. Last year they offered a beginner’s Finnish class in the evenings. Hopefully they do the same this year, as I plan on signing up for it.

While my attempt at taking a French class failed miserably, I did enjoy learning Japanese from scratch and therefore I think that method will be fine for learning Finnish. Fingers crossed!



 

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