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 8 things

How I did it
How to join the Peace Corps
It took me
9 months
It made me

How to take a grant writing course
It took me
6 weeks
It made me

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Join the Peace Corps (read all 4 entries…)
leaving for Niger in 3 weeks!

I haven’t updated on this goal in a while because I got busy with other things, but I received my invitation about 3 weeks ago and I’m leaving for Niger, West Africa on October 21st. I’m very excited and nervous!

Join the Peace Corps (read all 4 entries…)
medical clearance

After three months of waiting, I my medical clearance letter in the mail today! I basically got a verbal assurance from my OMS nurse on Monday that I was all good but I wasn’t satisfied until I had the letter in hand. :)

After they finally opened my file, they requested some more information about mono I had freshman year of college and one time I saw a therapist in my sophomore year, and I faxed that in a week later. All totaled, it took a couple of weeks to complete the medical review, which was less of a pain than I expected. It probably felt less frustrating because I’d been steeling myself for a hassle!

Hopefully, placement won’t take very long because I would really like to make my nomination in October!

Join the Peace Corps (read all 4 entries…)
medical packet submitted!

Two days ago…now the only thing I can do is wait to hear from OMS. And be distracted!

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