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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get a job (read all 4 entries…)
Might keep this open for a bit longer

I’ve now had the offer letter through and I’ve now signed on the dotted line, it looks like I’ll be on 3 month probation. I guess that means the company can ensure that I am right for the job and giving us both an easy get out card without being stuck in a job that’s not suitable or I don’t enjoy.
So hopefully by September time I’ll be past probation and can look to making other happy changes in my life.

Read 10 books in 2014 (read all 2 entries…)
book 2

Finally managed to finish book 2. This is taken me a while but I am determined to do it.

Book read:
2) pyramids by Terry Pratchett

get a job (read all 4 entries…)
Almost complete

I think I can almost complete this goal now. In the last couple of weeks I’ve had about 3 interviews for a job in my nearest city. Yesterday I heard from the recruitment agency that I’ve definitely got it. Now I’m just waiting for the official job offer to come through and if I’m happy I can sign on the dotted line.

After contracting for the last 2.5 years on and off, its safe to assume that I’ll be taking it. Whilst I’ve enjoyed the flexibility that contracting has to offer, I’ve not really enjoyed the fact that I don’t have paid holiday or sickness etc and it would be nice to have those again. Rather than think I can’t really take time off else I won’t be paid for it.

In the next few days I should be getting the official offer and then I’ll be handing in my notice at my current place. But until then I’ll keep this open.

Read 10 books in 2014 (read all 2 entries…)
First book complete

It’s only taken me just over a month to read 1 book, but I have finally finished the first book of 2014. It wasn’t a particularly large book to read, I just didn’t read a bit every day.

The first book I’ve finished is:
1) Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

Read 15 books in 2013 (read all 9 entries…)
Book 9

Finally finished book 9, so it doesn’t look like I’ll complete this goal by the end of tonight. Not unless I find some really short books, but tbh that is cheating a little. So for 2014 I think I shall reduce the number of books.

Book read:
9) Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett.

go to a F1 Grand Prix (read all 2 entries…)

I’ve put this back on the list as it looks like I’ll be going to an F1 Grand Prix race in 2014. Woot!
I got a couple of tickets from my parents for Xmas. The tickets are for reserved seats at the start of the main straight, so I’ll be near the pole sitter. I know have to decide who to take with me, but I think my dad dropped a subtle hint when I opened the present. So I’ll probably go with him. Still I have 7 month to make a decision.

Read 15 books in 2013 (read all 9 entries…)
2 books read

Managed to read 2 books, but still a way off completing this goal.
Books read:

7) Mort by Terry Pratchett
8) Sourcery by Terry Pratchett

I’m now on book 9. Only 6 more to go before the year is out :o/

Read 15 books in 2013 (read all 9 entries…)
Book 6

Managed to complete book 6. Ok so it was a short one, but I only have 3 months left to read 9 more books. Eek!

6) The BFG by Roald Dahl

Read 15 books in 2013 (read all 9 entries…)
Book 5

That’s book 5 read.

5) Citadel by Kate Mosse

Read 15 books in 2013 (read all 9 entries…)
Book 4

That’s book 4 now read and I have 5 months to read 11 books. Best get cracking then.

4) The Host – Stephenie Meyer

Plan and walk a route at Wittenham Clumps (read all 3 entries…)
Marking as complete

Whilst I’ve planned several routes at Wittenham Clumps, I have also walk several routes. These routes have included parts of the ones I have planned, so I’m marking this as complete.

Get rear tires sorted on my car
Finally did it

To be honest I had to as they were starting to become illegal and I didn’t want to get stopped and fined by the police.

finish all the lego wii games (read all 7 entries…)
Game 6

I forgot that I had completed one of the lego games a couple of years ago when I used to play regularly with my ex.

Game 6 completed:
Indiana Jones – the original adventures

4 more games to go. Some of these are only partly complete, so will take a while before I complete them.

finish all the lego wii games (read all 7 entries…)
Game 5

I have just finished game 5 and am now half way through all the Lego games I own.

Game 5:
Harry Potter – years 5-7

finish all the lego wii games (read all 7 entries…)
And another

Managed to finish another game last night. I seem to be getting through these quite quickly at the moment. Helped by the fact that when I stopped playing them, I only had a small percentage to go. I suspect that might change when I start playing some of the others.

Game 4 complete:
Harry Potter – years 1-4

finish all the lego wii games (read all 7 entries…)
game 3

Well that is another Lego game complete!. The one I have finished is:
Lord of the Rings

finish all the lego wii games (read all 7 entries…)
Game 2 complete

I have now finished 2 Lego Wii games out of the 10 I own:

Pirates of the Caribbean

finish all the lego wii games (read all 7 entries…)
Game 1 finished

I’ve actually managed to complete 1 game. The game I’ve finished is:
Batman 2 – dc super heroes

finish all the lego wii games (read all 7 entries…)
10 games

I have all the Lego games that have been released on the Wii. But I never manage to finish them before another one is released. I also have the problem that when I go back to an older version, I forget what I need to do to complete them. So I’m gonna try and complete them all. I’m not going to put a time limit on this as I also need to find a job too.

Here are the Lego games I own:
1) Star Wars – the complete saga
2) Star Wars – the clone wars
3) Batman
4) Batman 2 – dc super heroes
5) Indiana Jones – the original adventures
6) Indiana Jones 2 – the adventure continues
7) Harry Potter – years 1-4
8) Harry Potter – years 5-7
9) Pirates of the Caribbean
10) Lord of the Rings

Read 15 books in 2013 (read all 9 entries…)
Book 3

Have no finished book 3 out of the 15 I plan to read this year. There is still plenty of year left to read 12 more.

3) Equal Rites – Terry Pratchett

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