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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is taking care of a baby bird

buy a car (read all 3 entries…)
someone stole my bike today

My bike was stolen sometime between 1:30 and 2:45 today while I was in class. There goes my fastest mode of transportation (just above my skateboard and ability to power walk). In dire need of more stable and secure transportation.

Learn better time management
Full Schedule

Being a full-time student at the University, it’s difficult to manage both school and a part-time job while also mixing in a social life.

School = 15 credits M-F
Work = 3 jobs: 1 on Mon&Wed, 1 on Sat, and 1 whenever I feel like with Fri deadlines.

I study during work and work during study. I need to straighten out my priorities and learn some time management skills.

buy a car (read all 3 entries…)

Learned that a friend inherited a car from his uncle. Lucky huh? It’s in the shop now and pictures look fucking awesome.

I have a bunch of other friends whose parents are rich enough to get them their own cars. A few deserved their toys while others are overly spoiled and milk their parents for all their worth.

Today’s mood = envy.
I’m thinking about starting a savings account specifically for a car. I gots several paychecks sitting in the drawer waiting to be the first sacrifice.

work at Starbucks (read all 2 entries…)
Sitting in the office

I’m at my desk right now. The boss stepped out so I’m taking a little time to myself to contemplate whether giving up this $9.80/hour job would be worth making your coffee for what I’m assuming is minimum wage. This job provides no health benefits, however it is an on campus job and provides a vast array of resources that can be applied to my academics, which of course is a good thing. I hear that Starbucks has excellent health benefits though.

Anyone out there want to shed some light on this?

work at Starbucks (read all 2 entries…)
Making some coffee love

I work 3 jobs… 3
I’m also a full-time student. I figured my wallet would be stuffed doing on campus jobs. For some reason however, I spontaneously got the urge to work at a Starbucks. Recently I’ve been browsing the internet, favoriting anything and everything dealing with the coffee giant.

Where did these urges come from? Could it be from the fact that two of my roommates are baristas (at different cafes)? Or the fact that my oldest brother is the manager for a Starbucks location in San Francisco?

I don’t know. I don’t even like coffee. I love the smell, but when it touches my lips, it’s like drinking hot dirt. I’m curious about this urge though.. and whether or not I should pursue it..

While I ponder this, I’ll just pretend that the job application in my desk doesn’t exist for now.

buy a car (read all 3 entries…)
My own form of transportation

I’m a Sophomore at the local University residing in on-campus housing. Desperately searching for something on four wheels that’ll get me from point A to point B (not counting my skateboard). I search craigslist daily for a used car that my $9.80/hour wage can someday get me (hopefully before I graduate). Funny thing is, I know almost nothing about cars.

Which is why my girlfriend bout me The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Trouble-Free Car Care

I’ve decided that before even thinking about owning my own car, I should learn how to fix and maintain one.



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