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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seawash3's Life List

  1. 1. chase a tornado
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    256 people
  2. 2. visit Russia
    1 cheer
    470 people
  3. 3. drink absinthe
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    629 people
  4. 4. live in a house with two staircases
    1 person
  5. 5. go to grad school
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    1,014 people
  6. 6. go zorbing
    373 people
  7. 7. live my life in love
    1 cheer
    2 people
  8. 8. go skinnydipping at night
    1 cheer
    14 people
  9. 9. visit Geel, Belgium
    1 cheer
    1 person
  10. 10. have an adventure
    1 cheer
    280 people
  11. 11. practice another religion
    1 entry
    1 person
  12. 12. make my book idea a reality
    1 person
  13. 13. move to a non-English speaking country
    2 people
  14. 14. save my money
    392 people
  15. 15. work out regularly
    246 people
  16. 16. travel from london to shanghai by train
    2 people
  17. 17. take more baths
    30 people
  18. 18. pay off my student loans
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Get a job I like

i’m teaching english. and i’m already thinking of all the other things i want to do when that’s done later this year. getting a job you like isn’t as hard as it seems … you just have to be willing to leave the so-called “security” of the boring, going nowhere job you have.

be a teacher
just teach

i took a job in americorps that allows me to assist teaching english to immigrants and refugess, AND allows me to organize and teach my own public speaking program. all that, and i’m only just out of uni, with no teaching degree. i started talking to this woman who’s a few years older than me and is currently in a post-grad program for teaching ESL. i realized i’ve learned by experience in the first six weeks all the things she’s supposedly learning in a year. that’s when i decided to scrap getting a degree or certificate in education – i’m already a teacher! so instead i’m going to study something i’m interested in, and that i can pass on to others. there are plenty of jobs out there for well-qualified teachers who aren’t technically “certified”. why waste my time?

graduate with my love of learning intact

i still love to learn. just not in the classroom. and that is ok.

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