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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Dillon Wiley

I'm doing 10 things

How I did it
How to fast for 24 hours
It took me
1 day
It made me

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get in shape (read all 5 entries…)
BIT of a derailing there.

Well, I’ll admit. I haven’t even ATTEMPTED exercising in the past two weeks. About two weeks ago I started having random flutters in my heart beat pattern that would take my breath away, and I was too scared to get my heart beat up. I went to the doctor though, and I was told that I could continue my routine, but to come back if I ever started getting dizzy when the flutters happen, blacking out, or if they ever lasted for longer than a minute.

Monday, it’s back to work!

get a job

I got a job working as a teacher’s aide at a local elementary school. Well, actually I’m working with three teachers, and well over 100 students. Not too bad for a 17 year old. I’m being payed meager wages, but I’m making a difference in these kids lives.

I work primarily with students who are having issues with reading skills, and those who are having discipline problems. I’m working through a program the local school board puts on that allows me to privately tutor students on reading skills, and when I’m not doing that I’m helping to manage the students and keep them walking the straight-and-narrow.

Overall, I enjoy my job. I had to stock up on Vitamin C though. I work with first, second, and third grade. My first day of work, a second grader sneezed into my mouth. shudder

get in shape (read all 5 entries…)
Skipping on today

I was supposed to go running today, but I’ve decided to make up for it tomorrow instead. My body is still WAY too wrecked from my first work out session. Any tips on recovering faster, anyone?

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