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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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  1. 1. find my dad
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  2. 2. become a nurse
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  3. 3. go to america
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  4. 4. have more confidence in myself
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  5. 5. pass my driving test
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Become a hairdresser

i became a hairdresser always thought it would be an enjoyable job. i loved my training, thought this would be the career for me but not so! Hairdressing is completely different as soon as ur not a student anymore! beware it is difficult, not the hairdressing necessarily, i’d say thats the easy part! the biggest thing to deal with is the pressure other hairdressers and boss’ put on u….oh n the clients. it wernt all that much fun 4 me so i left it! it was all just bout takin shotcuts, bitchin bout ppl ur supposed to be friends with n most of all, makin as much money as poss!
I still love doing ppls hair but i would never in a million years go near another salon!

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He found me!

OMG, I only wrote on here about 2 wks ago….......and saturday morning i had a letter through my door…......from my Dad…...........HE FOUND ME! I can’t believe it, its good but i’m so confused bout wat to do now. I’ve been waitin for this for a long tym and now its happened i feel a little bit deflated! I haven’t met him yet obviously so theres still stuff to come, in fact i haven’t even contacted him yet. I felt i owed it to my mom to tell her what was goin on 1st, n i’m really glad i told her bt its also caused a lot of upset, my mom is hardly talkin now! She doesn’t want me to speak to him yet, she wants me to know what happened all those years ago. I understand this bt i’ve been without him for 20ish years nw n i jus want to meet him, i dont hav a lot of family so this would mean a lot! N also no matter what he’s done i really dont want my mom to ruin my image of him! it would jus be even more of a let down!

I’m terrified of meetin him although he reckons hes more scared which i suppose makes sense cos none of what has happened is my fault n he might be expecting not a v.good reunion!

I am hoping to god i get to meet him, i really need something good to happen! bt now i’m startin to think about what i’ve always 4t of him and wondering how awful i’m guna feel if he’s not wat i expect, i spose i just hav to go in2 this with a mind!

I know none of this may seem useful to u guys on here bt jus be prepared for that day if/when u find him, he finds u! I dint think he cared bt obviously he must a little to go to so much trouble to find me! Bt jus be ready fo things not to go the way u wud lyk, this world isn’t ideal it never will be so live in reality guys! N go with the flow is the best advice i can give, let all the bad stuff float right over your head!

I wish u all the best of luck finding ur dads, i no how important it can be!

N i’ll probably write some more on here when i’ve met him! Sort of as a reference to what it could be lyk for u, n jus really for me 2 get stuff out of my head! xx:)xx

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I want to find my dad!

Hi my name is Lisa, i currently live in Birmingham and am 22 years old. I’ve been thinkin bout findin my dad for a long time but have never been sure if its something i want to do…...but i just figure if dont try you’l never know, so here goes! All i know about my dad is he’s called Anthony Joseph Brennan, i think i last saw him when i was around 3?! I remember visitin him and my grandparents (joan & bernard??) he had a brother called Michael….again all this is just wat i remember its not for def!!! I think i remember vistin them in Kidderminster or Bewdley? And think at sum point they lived in Newtown, Birmingham. He was married to my mom Wendy. Think my dad should be around mid to late 40’s now. Would just like to know why things have turned out the way they are?? If any1 knows anything, if u are related to him….he’s your dad? or u r the person i am lookin for pls let me know!


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