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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(This is not the opinion of the Peace Corps, this is my own opioion and thought)
So I havent written on 43 things in a long time. I just finnished my first month incountry as a PCT in Mauritania, West Africa. The past 4 weeks have been some of the most exciting, challenging and toughest weeks of my life. Its 120 degrees average in Kaedi, our traning site. No running water or electricity in my home stay village. We eat Goat and sheep almost every night with the occasional brain thrown in there. One of my bags got lost coming over from Newyork, still hasent shown up, and it wont.I live, sleep and eat in animal shit (litterally) There is no concept of hand washing and trash is every where. Alcohol is illegal. I Spent the last two nights in the hospital shitting and puking my brains out from salminial poising, passed out in the bath room and craked my head. But its totally worth it! From the miniute you go to staging until about two weeks after you get incountry, you will be looking around going what the fuck is going on? Its so fast pass, you have so many questions and no answers, but you just keep going. Its the wildest experiance Iv ever been on and if thats what your looking for then join up, again Iv only been here for a month, your PST is alot diffrent then your service as a PCV. It will be extremelly tough but so far Iv loved every second.

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To add to Christophdz’s entry listed below. to get the 50% off discount at Chaco. Call 970-527-4990. They will send you an email with the order form, fill it out then send in a copy of your invitation. What a smoking deal. Thanks Christophdz.

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