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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I'm doing 15 things

How I did it
How to quit my job
It took me
6 years
It made me
on top of the world

Recent entries
be a volunteer (read all 7 entries…)
Did it!

Volunteered at my local animal shelter. Really enjoyed the time I spent working with the animals and getting to know the other volunteers. Extending a helping hand to the animals there also benefited the people who came in to adopt them, so I do feel like I was providing a worthy service to the public.

I volunteered every Sunday for about a year and half. Constraints on my time and other life events caused me to stop but I would really enjoy volunteering again.

Finish the financial aid process
i am

two steps away from completing this goal.

in the next two weeks I need to
1. meet with advisor/draw up edu. plan
2. submit appeal for 2009

and then I’ll be done.

be a volunteer (read all 7 entries…)

I went to the initial meeting for the local hospital. I don’t have the time to commit at this point in my life. I’m not giving up on this goal, but I am thinking of something requiring less commitment.

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