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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become fluent in french
In high school...

I took french for three years and high school and one year in college. Last semester I went to a once a week meeting led by a french speaker. I would like to pursue fluency third to Mandarin and Arabic, so maybe this summer, only if my classes and Mandarin and Arabic are getting enough attention, I can add vocabulary to supermemo and use Pimsleur. Then, once I graduate, I will pursue a graduate program where I can study Russian as well and pursue higher fluency in the first three. But in that graduate program, I’d also like to do something with math… It’s an adventure!!!

Become fluent in Arabic

I started Arabic classes in fall of 2011, and am in my second semester. I am working on vocabulary/writing through supermemo, and over the summer when I do not have Arabic classes, I will use Pimsleur. It will be a lot of work-keeping up with Mandarin and Arabic, and possibly French? But I think I can do it! :)

become fluent in chinese

I started studying Chinese in the fall of 07. I took a year of it very successfully, then took a year in China-not so successfully. Then I studied on my own for two years-successful!! Using “supermemo” for the vocabulary and characters and Pimsleur for the speaking. Then I spent a summer in China. SUPER improvement. I’m so proud. I took another semester of classes from fall til now, and though I’ve stopped classes for now, I’m working on becoming friends with Chinese speakers. I think I’m close to fluent. I’d love to speak only mandarin for a few months sometime. Maybe I’ll give up speaking English for Lent… :P

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