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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Taking a walk in the summer sun!

I'm doing 33 things
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August 23, 2010

1. Exercise
2. Body Scan Meditation
3. Follow up with M. Univ. interview
4. Apply for 15 jobs
5. Create a government resume
6. Budget/pay bills
7. Clean the bathroom
8. Go to to grocery store and buy: grapes, Dessert Essence, soap, bread
9. Create a blog schedule
10. Email Jordan back
11. Call pappaps
12. Take a walk/read book

find a job
Laid off a year and a half ago.

Its been tough keeping my confidence up, when I get rejection letters sent to my inbox almost every day. I’ll admit I’ve been depressed and sometimes I don’t feel like getting out of bed in the morning. I tend to get attached to certain jobs, for example – I’m currently waiting on a response from a job I interviewed for three weeks ago. They were supposed to contact me last week, so now I’m forced to do a follow-up. I really saw myself getting this job and attached myself to it. So, now when I receive that rejection letter, I’m going to so disappointed, and I realize that is of my own doing.

SO, a plan is needed. I think I need to have a schedule for daily job searching. I think this will keep be on better track and I can make sure I do all the essentials – searching, networking, etc. without getting attached to any specific job. Any suggestions? I’m going to do a online search to get some tips.


drink less coffee
How I Love You Coffee Shop...

I’m not drinking coffee everyday of the week. Will it be hard? Yes. I love going to the coffee shop and enjoying a cup along with my baked good, but this habit is costing me more money than I would like. I’m going to stop drinking it so much, in hopes to break my addiction from coffee shops (I don’t kid). I’m going to visit the coffee shop once a week. I deserve a treat here and there, but not all of the time. I would like to have extra money for other things.

Update: Ok, so I have realized why coffee shops are so important to me. Considering that I am long term unemployed, I use the coffee shop as an escape from my apartment – a chance to see other people. So, instead of limiting my coffee shop trips, I would rather change my beverage choice. I don’t see myself as being addicted to coffee, but instead of buying pricey/unhealthy sugary coffee drinks, I will only buy drip coffee and tea. I will refrain from buying sugary baked goods, which drastically increase my bill and waistline. Instead I will only enjoy a baked good, once a week.

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