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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Make new friends (read all 5 entries…)
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I joined a few meet-up groups online and I met a few cool people. My favorite group I’ve met some cool people who are like my tribe. This goal will never end because everyone needs friends. If I make five close friends it’ll be awesome.



get my own place (read all 15 entries…)
Reality

Well, I talked to my sister-in-law who’s an accountant and I emailed her a spreadsheet the last two months of bank account. Moving it out won’t happen until I get my stuff together. I’m looking for a new better paying job and if that doesn’t work out I’m gonna get a 2nd job. I need to grow up and move out. 2014 is my year to shine.



Find better job
Interview

I have a job interview with another realm of the company I work for. I’ve interviewed with 2 different departments and all of them told me I matched the skillset but they found people with more experience. This might be the right one. I need to make more money and move out of my mom’s house.



get my own place (read all 15 entries…)
Searching for the right apartment

For me this isn’t just a need;it’s a want. I’ve got to come up with the money to turn on the electric and internet, pet fee for my cat. It’s so much that I must do. I know I won’t have a washer and dryer but I know there’s a eclectic part of town that has reasonable apartments. I won’t have cable and I’ll have landline for $10 through my cell phone company. I have a full-time job that pays decent $26,650 and it’s just me.

I want to step on faith but I’m scared. fear because of debt and failing is holding me back from moving. I know I won’t have much but my family lives in the same city as me. I have a vision and I need to make it a reality.



finish the story i'm currently writing
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I’m a writer but I’ve never been published. I have so many stories I have yet to finish and I know have to treat my story like my child and feed it daily.



find a new and better job (read all 2 entries…)
THREE INTERVIEWS AND A THREE NO'S

Well, I’ve had three interviews in that last five months all with my current employer. All have told me “No”. I feel this is good practice to find out what I’m doing wrong in these interviews. I know you have to hear many “No’s” before you hear a yes. I feel this is fates way of saying “Those jobs weren’t for you.” I’ve recently applied for a job with a company I worked at from 97-09 and I’d left to finish my last year of college. It’s not the same position; it’s on their corporate level but pays weekly. I’m praying to God this is the one.



Get out of credit card debt for good by 2015. (read all 2 entries…)
One card down, two to go

I got a loan to payoff one card and I cancelled it. I’m working on paying off the other cards. I’ll also looking into a second job freelance writing to earn some extra cash plus I’m passionate about writing fiction.



get my own place (read all 15 entries…)
Saving but the unexpected

I’m trying to save up but my cell died on the day my warranty ended :(. I had to shell out $150 for my deductible.:( I’ve paid off and cancelled one credit and I’m working off paying off the others. I’ve had this goal for years. I know I can still go out and have fun but within a budget. I might be changing jobs soon so that’ll be more money, plus it’ll be weekly so I can actually pay down my cards faster and save up to move out.



find a new and better job (read all 2 entries…)
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I’ve been at my job for twos and I’m so over it. I’m over feeling like I won’t be able to succeed because I’m underqualifed or considered overqualified becuase of my degree. I’m going to spend an hour looking a jobs and putting together a kick-ass resume. This won’t be my dream career but it’s a good goal.



Make new friends (read all 5 entries…)
dating site

I joined an online dating site and I’ve made a few new friends.



get my own place (read all 15 entries…)
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I’ve had this goal for years! I’m 32 now and it’s beyond time. I going to change my lifesyle and save up a lot to move out. I need my own personal space that I can feel free.



get my own place (read all 15 entries…)
I really want to move out.

I’m 31 now and I’ve had this goal since 2005 or 2006. I’m engaged now and my fiance also lives with his folks so we might move into together. I wish I could come up with good deadline but I want to have gotten rid of my cedit card debt and be ready to begin my new life with my fiance.



Get out of credit card debt for good by 2015. (read all 2 entries…)
why 2015?

I know it’s only 3 years away but I’m going to my credit union to discuss debt consolidation. I hope this is a good thing.



Make new friends (read all 5 entries…)
Making new friends

I’ve made a few new friends. A few from church and a few from a dating site where it wasn’t love attraction but we became friends.



stop being lonely (read all 2 entries…)
The lonliness gets me.

My loneliness and depression hits me hard. I feel lonely b/c I’m 30 and I don’t have boyfriend and I’ve never really had one. A lot equate this with virginity but sadly I’m not one, just a lonely non-virgin. Friends have tried to fix me up but usually they’re guys are jerks. I’m not good at most relationships. Friendships are hard for me b/c I push people away. I don’t like being lonely.



get my own place (read all 15 entries…)
New deadline November 26, 2011.

I’m 30 living with my folks it sucks. I want to be able to come home to a place I can call my own. I’m getting apartment even though the housing market is supposdely are first-time buyers dream b/c I want to see what it’s like to live on my own. I may get a roommate if I can find a responsible adult to live with me. I’m scared I’m going to fail but I need my independence even if it means I’m eating snaks and watching Netflix with my friends on a Saturday night.



become wealthy (read all 2 entries…)
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My goal is to be wealthy not rich. I want to be able to support myself and have more than enough money left over but be frugal enough not to be wreckless with my money.



become wealthy (read all 2 entries…)
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My goal is to be wealthy not rich. I want to be able to support myself and have more than enough money left over but be frugal enough not to be wreckless with my money.



be financially independent
In so deep

Last year I’d paid off my cards but my mom asked for my tuition money to pay the mortgage so I put my tuition on my card and I should’ve just cut it up and paid it but I used it. Now I’m pretty much maxed out on both cards I have and I’ve never been maxed out before. I recieved a phone call from my credit card company that I was $100 over my limit and b/c this is the first time this has ever happened they set me up to have the minumum debited out of my account. I realize this is a much easier way for me to keep up plus I can still put extra on my cards. I owe a lot on my cards right now but being diligent I can pay off my cards in 3 years. I also will set up a plan to pay off my student loans in less that a decade. I would love to say two but if I place goals far off I work harder to complete them before my personal deadline. Wish me luck.



get my own place (read all 15 entries…)
Official Move Out Deadline April 2011

I’ve given myself a relaistic deadline for me. Hopefully i’ll have my credit cards paid off by then and if not owe a few hundred on one card and zero on the other. I’ve also decided to create an account called “Fairycherry’s Move Out Fund”. I’m hoping to save $400-$540 a month since i would like my rent to be $540 a month. I plan on getting renters insurance through my car insurance company. My family said they’ll give me their old furniture pieces for my place. I need a new mattress and bed but I’m putting one on layaway.

I will forego cable for high-speed internet and pay for a year of Netflix. A year of 2 disc at a time netflix is cheaper than a year of the cheapest cable.



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