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 10 things

mudcatprincess's Life List

  1. 1. Stop watching TV
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    400 people
  2. 2. Write a radio play
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    9 people
  3. 3. give up caffeine
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    180 people
  4. 4. limit alcohol
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    2 people
  5. 5. Limit my sugar intake
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  6. 6. Meditate in the morning
    2 cheers
    5 people
  7. 7. Get my driver's licence
    1 entry
    686 people
  8. 8. Quit facebook
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    17 people
  9. 9. Write my morning pages
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    3 people
  10. 10. Complete "The Artist's Way"
    398 people

How I did it
How to get my Master's
It took me
1 year
It made me
very happy

Recent entries
Stop watching TV (read all 4 entries…)
Have to start again

Everything went well for a few days, then I got back on the same track by the end of the week. I do want to get back on track again though.
From the first try, I learned:
1: I had much more time to do other things
2: I read more
3: I used TV to stall myself from doing other things (why that is happening is another question)
4: It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be

So, this time, I will try to watch for the pit falls and have a bit more of a game plan.

get my drivers licence

I am 32 and hope to get my driver’s licence this year! I had my “learner’s permit” ages ago back in Canada, but I left for uni shortly after and it was always too expensive to follow-through.
I am now living in the UK and am terrified of the roads here! It seems like you have to be a much more aggressive driver and the roads are so narrow, you have to constantly pull over to let others through.
So enough bitching: why am I doing it?
Well, I just finished my master’s degree and most jobs I have been looking at require a car. It seems silly to have to pass up jobs on such a technicality after I worked my bloody arse off for a year. I am sure I will love the independence, etc, etc, but I guess I have been so used to not being able to drive that it didn’t seem to be such a big deal.
In any case, I will be sending off for my provisional licence soon!

complete four job applications in three weeks
Finding a job

I have just completed my masters degree. I was able to finally relax a bit afterwards, but now it’s back to reality! This means applying for jobs that I was originally unqualified for. Although, this is exciting, it’s also a bit scary. I have applied to a few jobs before I handed in my dissertation but wasn’t granted any interviews so my confidence is a little shot, however, I know now, I have much more time to dedicate to the process.
There are three jobs I am looking at which I am really excited about. One in particular, I am actually qualified for!
Now, I have to start the long process of convincing everyone else I can do it!

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