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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I'm doing 28 things
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go to church more often
last but certianly not least...

my age currently being 28, there should be atleast 28 goals on my list…

but to the point, Church is probably the healthiest social environment…depending on your faith. In a nutshell, Christianity is about people joining together in a common faith, sharing the same beliefs and the general concepts of being a Christian, living life through Christ.

Now let me be very clear about why I haven’t attended Church regularly for the past several years. Hypocrisy.

There are the few bad apples that ruin it all, and most often, they aren’t even aware they are the cause of the problem, wether or not htey are a member of the cloth. Case in point, I see this happen most often in Protestant churches… A very close friend and colleague was belittled by a loudmouth at a local church, but not to her in the face, but to her son, who just happened to have started dating her daughter. She belittled him, and her entire family in front of a crowd after services. Why? Because she 1) Wasn’t good enough to go to her church, 2) wasn’t afraid to stand up for her beliefs, which are not blinded by a single and narrowminded way of thinking, and 3)she embraced other cultures and free thought.

That type of thinking makes me want to hit people…which is a very un-Christian thing to do. As a matter of fact…there are many “members” of the faith, no matter what chuch, synagogue, temple, mosque etc. etc. that live thier lives and believe the exact oppisite of what thier religion attempts to teach them. They just don’t get it. I am no saint, but atleast I try not to create enemies.

Also, by going to Church more often, I will feel again, like I am a part of something bigger than myself.

learn to use adobe creative suite better
another bird hit with a stone...

if I can “move beyond the basics.” this one is a hard one to accomplish…perhaps even unattainable. With that software, you learn by doing…and I don’t do it enough these days. the day I get handed an assignment, and complete it without having to look up “how to do something” and keep my boss/client/coworker happy, then I’ll achieve this goal. Don’t get me wrong, its not like that hasn’t happened before, I’ve even wowed people with it with my desktop publishing finesse, but these are mostly people that have no clue about good design. It needs to be a project that wows a fellow creative suite peer.When they ask me how the hell I did that, then I’ll have achieved this goal

work for Apple
even if...

it is part time at an apple store… It may be the best job for me while attending grad school.

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