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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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Peek aboo is doing 33 things including…

Learn to drive a stick shift


 

Peek aboo has written 4 entries about this goal

Checking this one off the list....

Ok so now stick is like second nature… I drive almost every day and have no problems. I am not stalling anymore and can manage hills without a problem. The nervousness of everything (traffic, hills, stalling in intersections) has also subsided, and I am able to drive like I would an automatic.

I am really proud that I’ve learn’t this skill and recommend trying to learn this for anyone who is thinking about it – it really is worth it.



Progressing...

Ok so it’s been a little while since I posted. Since then I have taken a few more trips and was up to 4 trips without stalling. I even attempted the highway because I decided this goal could not be completed before I had driven in all possible aspects.
Unfortunately I stalled yesterday so I am starting my count back at one before I consider this goal completed! I am confident I can achieve it though. I am getting quite comfortable and even downshift successfully when necessary.



My first real trip....

Ok so I had previously decided that I need to do 5 trips (in a row) without stalling to consider this goal met and stick shift learned. So I set off to a local store for a short trip and they didnt have what they needed so I ended up doing a lot more mainstream roads then I intended… I drove for at least 25-30 minutes total and didnt stall once! So I am very proud of my self. I almost stalled in an intersection while turning left (a big fear) but was able to redeem myself. YAY I’m super excited. 4 more trips to go!



Started to learn the other day...

I’m excited! I’m learning (and driving small side roads) everyday and trying to smooth out the start. Once I can smoothly start up-hill (without rolling too much) I will feel even more accomplished. My goal is to drive 5 seperate times without stalling on each trip and I will consider this goal done!



 

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