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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find a new job (read all 2 entries…)
No luck :(

Sadly, I didn’t make it to interview from that job ad I posted last entry. However, I recently discovered that the teacher who was relinquishing her job was retiring, after teaching in the same Kindergarten for over 30 years. Rather big shoes to fill – in a way, just as well I wasn’t daunted by the opportunity!

Doesn’t mean I’ve stopped looking though :)

become a better teacher (read all 2 entries…)
2008's teaching plans

At the moment, it looks as though I have a class of mainly boys next year (23 out of 25), so I want to do some reading during the six-week Christmas break about implementing an indoor-outdoor program for 2008. It is something I have been interested in doing since I started work at my current Kindergarten four years ago, but never had the get-up-and-go to actually start. Hopefully I can get this off the ground for 2008 without treading on too many toes!

Spend less time indoors
Healesville Sanctuary

My partner Matt and I spent the day out at Healesville Sanctuary, an Australian wildlife park about 50km outside of Melbourne. We had a great day (even though we got sunburnt a little… or in my case, a lot!)

We need to get out and do these kinds of things more often, just as much fun – and if not more than – as sitting around playing PC/console games!

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