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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Give 5000 cheers (read all 3 entries…)
Give 5000 cheers

Well I don’t understand this, but my cheers have gone down?? I haven’t been using this site much the last 5 months but didn’t realize this kind of thing was possible.

Total cheers given: 4794
Total cheers received: 3229



Give 5000 cheers (read all 3 entries…)
Give 5000 cheers

Total cheers given: 4839
Total cheers received: 3257

just an update of what’s going on with this goal… almost there.



Design one set of cupcake cards and post them on my etsy shop by May 31st, 2009
Design one set of cupcake cards and post them on my etsy shop by May 31st, 2009

Never did this, so am giving up.

I’ve still been drawing, and my style is more developed than it was back in the spring so I’m really happy about that. I’m going to keep working, and maybe have a similar goal spring 2010. Selling my art on etsy is something I’d like to do.



March 2008: clean out my car!
March 2008: clean out my car!

Obviously never did this one! My car needs it too, my trunk is still packed with odds and ends from when I moved last September and it’s got some kind of smell going on. One of these days…



Read 25% of Dr. Peter Boxall's 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (read all 4 entries…)
Read 25% of Dr. Peter Boxall's 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

I’ve really let this goal fall by the wayside. I started a new job in April, and I can’t really listen to audio books anymore and I’ve read most of the books that interest me. Plus I’m spending my free time doing other things (mainly facebook games which sounds horrible compared to reading!). I’m at 21% right now.

Seriously thinking about dropping this goal…



pay off my student loans
Pay off my student loans

I graduated from college in May 2000, and last week I finally made the last payment on my student loans. Whew! What a milestone!



Clean out garage by September 1, 2009
Clean out garage by September 1, 2009

I never even started, other things got in the way. Maybe in the spring.



identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money) (read all 13 entries…)
67. 43things

67. Finally being able to log on to my 43things page after it being “broke” for over 3 weeks! I could give cheers via Zeitgeist but couldn’t access my page. :( Looks like it’s back on track right now – yay!



Pass MIS 310 with an A or B
Summer 2009

I’m still working on core classes for my major, and this summer’s class seems to be another one that I’ll probably never need in my future career. It looks like it’s going to be a PITA too, there’s a group project (and I detest group projects!) and we have to go interview someone in the field plus the usual papers, quizzes and tests. Urg. I hope it turns out to be interesting.



Pass MGMT 310 with an A or B
B- oh yeah!

I was relieved to get my grade a few days ago and see a B-! I didn’t think my university gave out +/- grades, but whatever! It was great news.



Give 5000 cheers (read all 3 entries…)
Am I missing something?

So Facebook owns 43things now? I’ve been trying to cheer goals, but keep getting directed back to Facebook…



identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money) (read all 13 entries…)
62-66

62. finding a new job in time!
63. Cadbury cream eggs (it’s that time of year again!)
64. find new titles for my “to read” list
65. beating procrastination
66. learning a new, fun game



Find a New Job by 04/01/09 (read all 3 entries…)
whew

I got that job, and started today. What a huge relief. I know I was so lucky when there are so many people from my old department who weren’t able to find a replacement job (at least yet).



Read 25% of Dr. Peter Boxall's 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (read all 4 entries…)
Untitled

Currently reading Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth and at 19%!



Find a New Job by 04/01/09 (read all 3 entries…)
fingers crossed

I had another interview this morning, now I have to wait until Monday/Tuesday for the decision. I think I have a very good chance at getting it, but that feeling will make it even worse if I’m passed over.



Find a New Job by 04/01/09 (read all 3 entries…)
Untitled

Applying, interviewing and being rejected is just so depressing.



identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money) (read all 13 entries…)
57-61

57. President Obama
58. my purple shoes
59. atcs and other art for stress relief
60. Christian Bale
61. the hilarious code names S and I give our coworkers



Read 25% of Dr. Peter Boxall's 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (read all 4 entries…)
February 2009

At 18%

Right now I’m reading David Copperfield and have King Solomon’s Mines checked out as well. I’m liking the older books better than the ones on the list that are less than 20 years old. A lot of the newer ones seem more trendy… like they’re big now but who will be reading them in 50 years let alone 100-200. Eh.



Give 4300 cheers (read all 3 entries…)
Untitled

I had a surprising 13 cheers to give this morning, the exact amount I needed (thanks 43things!)



Read 25% of Dr. Peter Boxall's 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (read all 4 entries…)
November 2008

At 14%



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