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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  1. 1. visit many zoos
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. get married
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    21,332 people
  3. 3. work at the zoo
    3 cheers
    29 people
  4. 4. see a moose
    4 cheers
    60 people
  5. 5. visit all 50 states
    6 entries . 5 cheers
    9,057 people
  6. 6. learn to screen print
    85 people
  7. 7. go whale watching
    2 cheers
    610 people
  8. 8. design zoos
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. Buy a House
    2 cheers
    14,074 people
  10. 10. be on stage again
    5 cheers
    21 people
  11. 11. see the northern lights
    4 cheers
    19,115 people
  12. 12. Design exhibits
    1 cheer
    1 person
  13. 13. Have twins
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    278 people
  14. 14. become LEED certified
    1 cheer
    30 people
  15. 15. move to the pacific northwest
    1 cheer
    38 people
  16. 16. build a table
    1 entry
    20 people
  17. 17. go to grad school
    1 entry
    1,014 people
  18. 18. learn French
    12,884 people
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go to grad school
Started the Process....sorta

I decided before I moved that if I found a job that I could do for life I would do it, but if not I would go to Grad School. So far…I have had no luck in the job department and haven’t even been able to find a full-time job. I work at the mall, and it’s really depressing because my paychecks are around $200 when I am used to around $700 and actually deserve more with my degree, experience, and smarts.

So here I am living paycheck to paycheck and not even that because my paychecks aren’t even enough to cover my bills. It sucks. I am a good person and don’t deserve this. I’ve been applying for jobs since August and I’ve only had 4 interviews and got a part-time job at the mall. I realize at this point the only way I prevent falling into a deeper hole is to go back to school now…so I can get Financial Aid and a job at or through the school. Then, when it’s all done, find a job at some zoo or museum and move there and live happily ever after.

I started filling out my application for IUPIU’s Museum Studies program. My how things have changed in the last 9 years—EVERYTHING is done online, even letters of recommendation! I love it. And I can’t believe it’s bee 9 years since that lovely time of applying to colleges. Now my sister is doing it and here I am applying for Grad school! The only problem (HUGE problem actually) is that I can’t even afford to take the damn GRE. It’s $140, which is not a lot of money in general and during other times in my life, but right now it is COMPLETELY out of the question.

build a table
Picky and Poor

I have 2 barstools I bought at a flea market 5 1/2 years ago and now finally have space to have them at a little table, ooooonly I cannot find a table the right size that is not hideous and is affordable. Mainly I cannot find one that is the right height and not hideous. So I have decided to make one.

identify 100 things that make me happy. (read all 2 entries…)

I need 6 more.

The first 87 were really easy.

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