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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clear my face of acne (read all 3 entries…)

I am actually astonished by how clear my face is! I guess my goal is just about completed!

Become more articulate
speaking articulately

My speaking skills are questionable. I may be bubbly and interesting to talk to, but I appear super dingy sometimes. I am blonde, yes…I just hate looking like an idiot when I cannot explain something well. I am just fearful that it will really start to affect my job. I have just gotten a promotion and I’m scared that I will not be able to clearly communicate about certain circumstances. I am really hoping I am successful with this goal. Cheers? please! I need motivation :D

get over my math anxiety
Math anxiety :/

Whenever I have to do math while someone is waiting/watching me figure it out, it is almost an impossible task. Ever since sixth grade, I have been terribly anxious about math. It is so embarrassing to struggle with simple math problems. Now, if I am just by myself, it is a much better situation. If someone is watching me I just think “omg omg omg hurry up…I look like an idiot” Thus, my attention is focused on that instead of actually thinking logically. I just hope that I can conquer this. I REALLY hope I can.

clear my face of acne (read all 3 entries…)

My face is looking a lot better since my last post. I started going to a new dermatologist, he is simply great! Two months of being his patient, my face is blemish free (for the most part.) :]

Be a great new addition to the toys r us staff! (read all 6 entries…)

I am now being promoted to a guest service team member! I am so excited, NOW my goal is to be great guest service “manager” I am in the process of being trained right now, so it is mildly overwhelming, but I can do it :]

Be a great new addition to the toys r us staff! (read all 6 entries…)
completed my goal!

So it has been a while at toys r us, and I have gotten the hang of things pretty well. I am starting to get many sales and I am very happy about that! I honestly didn’t think I would end up being so happy at my job, but I am!

Be a great new addition to the toys r us staff! (read all 6 entries…)

OH my, I am trying. I swear. Today I nearly passed out at the register; I had to have my co-worker takeover the whole transaction for me. I felt like passing out a few other times, but I didn’t actually have to leave the register those times. I don’t know why I always feel faint. I should probably go to the doctor. Anyways, I am getting the hold of things at the cash register, but it is still complicated in some situations. I’m just telling myself it will get better.

Be a great new addition to the toys r us staff! (read all 6 entries…)
First day as a cashier

It went well, I mean everyone was nice and helpful. It is just overwhelming because I have to remember to say all these things, press all these buttons,and remember all these different reward type things. I just got off work and my back is killing me, I haven’t stood that long ever haha. Well, I guess this is my time to enter the fun land of retail. It’s not my cup of tea, but hey, at least I have a job.

fully convince myself I do not need a nose job
Day one: (Fully convince myself I do not need a nose job)

Ever since I was young, I have hated the left side of my nose. It is crooked and it looks awkward. I always take pictures on the “good side” of my face, if I don’t, I know I will become upset if I see the left side of my face. My friends say they don’t know what i’m talking about but I guess it is just me being overly critical of myself. A part of me feels like I just need to get plastic surgery, when I can afford it. Another part of me feels like if I do, I am going against what god created me to be. I don’t want to be superficial, that is not who I am. I just want to feel pretty, and not worry about it. I would love to feel confident about it, but until then, I will TRY to realize that it is not as bad as I think it is.

pet a penguin (read all 2 entries…)
Pet a penguin

I guess the night I added this post, I had a dream about petting a penguin haha. I want to go to seaworld. They are just so cute and fluffy :] when the day comes, I will let y’all know. Not like you probably care or anything, but just incase :]

Be a great new addition to the toys r us staff! (read all 6 entries…)

My orientation starts tomorrow, I cannot wait to see what it is like. I am slightly nervous though, but I have faith that it will be a good day :]

Be a great new addition to the toys r us staff! (read all 6 entries…)
Day one. (Be a great new addition to the toys r us staff!)

Yesterday, I had my first job interview ever. I am now a part of the toys r us staff! I haven’t started yet, I start on Sunday. I am so excited to actually have a job and get out into the working class. I’m really hoping that I will have a great time at this job. My goal is to be one of the best employees there, so we shall see how this goes. :]

Go on a date with Rupert Grint
Day one: (Go on a date with Rupert Grint)

As much as I know that this will not happen, I would like to believe that it could. Hahaha for whatever reason, I think he is so cute. I love his personality in the Harry Potter movies. Sure, he is not Ron Weasley, but whatever. I just want to meet him so bad :D

pet a penguin (read all 2 entries…)
Day one: (Pet a penguin)

Pretty self-explanatory, but penguins are just so cute! <3

adopt a child
Day one: (Adopt a child)

I am in no hurry to do this one, but when I am a bit older I definitely want to adopt a child. It just breaks my heart that millions of children do not have a stable living environment. I want to be able to change the life of at least one. Just one may seem insignificant, but to one child, that could mean the world.

write a book
Day one. (Write a book)

Ever since I was a child, I loved to write stories. My teachers were always impressed and just ‘knew’ I was going to be an author. My so called predicted Author career has not exactly pulled through, yet. My problem is not writing per say, but finishing a story. Maybe one day I will be a famous author, if only I could finish writing the end. :]

clear my face of acne (read all 3 entries…)
Day one. (Clear my face of acne)

I have had acne for about 6 years. Sure, mostly everyone gets acne; But I have a more severe case of it. I cannot even count how many different products I have used over the years, including “natural remedies”. I went to the dermatologist 5 weeks ago, I am now taking pills and using 2 different face creams. I feel like my face is a little better, but I am still not satisfied in the least. Guess i will just have to wait it out, only time can tell.

Share a night under the stars
Day one. (Share a night under the stars)

Well, I have actually done this before, but the guy was a jerk after that night. So, I will further describe my goal as “Share a night under the stars with someone who actually cares about me”. This has always been something I wanted to do, just lay under the stars with that special someone. You find pleasure in the quiet moments, just cuddling. There is no pressure to keep a conversation going, everything is just comfortable under the stars. Hakuna matata, no worries. Just a moment that you never want to end.

find an AMAZING boyfriend
Day One. (Find an AMAZING boyfriend)

I have been single for 4 years, I am 18. I know that isn’t such a big deal, but in highschool it sure seemed like one. Not to mention, it is hard not to feel upset when all of my best friends have boyfriends. I couldn’t be happier for them, but sometimes I wonder why I “can’t” get a boyfriend. Of course, I have been through my share of jerks, moments I had mistaken for love, sleepless nights,tears and butterflies. I would love to know what love really is, as opposed to just being led on by a guy. I cannot wait until I find that special someone. When I do, I will make him the happiest person in the world, as long as he will do the same for me. Hopefully progress occurs before I am a single old woman with 83295 cats :]



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