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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Earned my MLIS!

I'm doing 18 things

How I did it
How to complete my Master's degree
It took me
3 years
It made me

How to get a masters degree
It took me
3 years
It made me
relieved and happy

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find an internship (read all 2 entries…)
the last summer I was in library school

I realize that to get a worthy internship (that helps you with your career goals), you must start thinking about it really early. School always seemed to get in the way. But I managed to review the list sometime during the spring and applied for one even though it was after the deadline. I lucked out that they were still looking for someone. I worked with an art history professor emeritus who ran a digitized collection of slides on art, architecture, and archaeology available to anyone in school or academia. Her collection of Chinese pottery slides needed to be catalogued. It was an area I wasn’t too familiar with but I realize now, looking back, that I love researching and familiarizing myself with a new area. I provided more detail to all the labels. Because it was a summer internship, there wasn’t a lot of time to learn the digitizing part of it.

FInd a library-related job with my new MLIS
Goal partially achieved

A year long application, interview, and selection process led to an on-call temporary part-time job at my local library system. But the budget situation doesn’t allow for me to get many hours. So I have not really achieved this goal.

lose 50 pounds (read all 2 entries…)
20 pounds down, 30 to go

I feel much better, but have reached a plateau for 2.5 months. Obviously, I have figured out how to stay at this lower weight, but need to do something different in order to lose 25 to 30 more pounds. Even 5 more pounds!

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