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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thenewone in Lawrenceville is doing 36 things including…

get a job

10 cheers

 

thenewone has written 2 entries about this goal

More of a Relief

I found out this morning that the place at which I was trying to get a job has officially replaced me. I feel more relieved than upset, much more relieved. I knew I would have been as unhappy as ever working there. Anyways, I’ll keep looking.



Simple Job, Nothing Special

I just want a basic part-time job that will last me from the summer through my first year of college, preferably one that I am at least a little happy with. I might end up getting a job at a well-known grocery store, whose name I have purposely left blank, but the entire process of getting one there has left me feeling fed up. It has not been as simple as I thought it would be. I have had to call many times to even ask to set up a date and time for pre-orientation, and now, they are telling me that there are no open positions (they have serious communication problems among themselves, apparently), even though I have been communicating with them for the past month-and-a-half, maybe longer. I would simply stop now and look for another job elsewhere, but my family has me feeling like I’m in too deep and that it would be counterproductive to do that now. Though I am very close to having a job there, I know by now that I would be extremely unhappy while there.



thenewone has gotten 10 cheers on this goal.

 

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