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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  1. 1. read said chapter in parachute book
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  2. 2. write a short story.
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  3. 3. Read ART/WORK
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  4. 4. Create a pointed resume
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The reason I came along was to ask If you would perhaps help me with a little project, no? For old times sake, no?

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I received a degree in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Stella Adler Conservatory and spent my early life working in experimental theater. After a long break from acting, and a traumatic loss in my personal life, I sought to find a new way to channel my grief and release my creative energy. I was encouraged to take a painting class in assemblage and collage and was immediately hooked, ultimately becoming obsessed with texture, destruction, decay, and art as process as well as final product. My main thematic concerns lie in the effects of time and trauma on both the organic and the inorganic, in examining the way Nature and its processes, and Man and his processes effect the integrity of an object or individual, and therefore determine its progression as an entity. I approach each new canvas as an object subject to the rules of time and trial. The work is built up slowly, layer by layer, or worn away bit by bit, each step an event in the lifetime of the object, detailing its experience, building its character, elevating it from the ordinary and sanitary, and, hopefully, telling its story.

write a short story. (read all 2 entries…)

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