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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thehappystudent in Chicago is doing 27 things including…

Join the Peace Corps


thehappystudent has written 1 entry about this goal


I’ve wanted to join the Peace Corps ever since I was a little kid. Now, I’m nearly done with my degree, and I’m thinking seriously about applying. I’ve spent the last 4 years working full time (and slowing down my degree considerably!), and so I haven’t been able to do the stuff I would have liked if I was a full time student – ie spent free time volunteering, and building a nice application. So, I don’t know… my degree isn’t going to help me much, but once I graduate I plan on taking some ESL certification classes through NU which are offered at their campus near my office. And tomorrow I’m going to a Peace Corps recruiting meeting, where hopefully I can find out what else I can do to increase my chances of acceptence – ie where/with whom I can volunteer over the next year or so to give me relevant experience. I wish I’d been volunteering and such all along, but it’s taken me so long to finish this degree that my gradutaion just sneaked up on me.


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