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 15 things

How I did it
How to book my April plane tickets to New York
It took me
2 weeks
It made me

How to get a job
It took me
57 days
It made me
This was hard!

Recent entries
have perfect abs (read all 5 entries…)
Not Bad, hey?

still working on it.

Intern at NPR
July 15th is the application deadline.

I’ve already registered for the internship credits for next semester. I’m thinking the Bryant Park Project is my best bet, because most NPR internships are in DC, and I live in New York. I haven’t worked up the guts to call and charm anyone yet, but I’m going to try to get all of my application stuff done by June 20th.

stop using plastic bags (read all 3 entries…)
it wasn't that hard...

it’s just like kicking any habit, you have to remind yourself all the time until it becomes second nature to grab the canvas tote when you go shopping. It also helps that I carry around enormous handbags anyway.

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