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 about to jump off the deep end.

go to Banff
Work brought me to Calgary

I journeyed into Banff after work was done, a great birthday present (as I had set this goal 4 years ago according to 43things), until my car got stuck in the snow.

live on my own
well, i don't exactly live alone but i am the lord of my house

finally moved into my place, together with my friend. we are roomies. i already felt that living alone would suck, especially considering all the chores for one person to do…

Get a new job
oh, yes.

i’ve got a pretty sweet gig, and a senior engineer title at a very hot company.

just like i wanted.

be on a mountain (read all 2 entries…)
i actually hiked something this time

i went to Boulder for new years and during my stay i hiked up the first and second Flatiron. wooo! it was cold, snowy, and i wasn’t exactly prepared.

be a network engineer
I will be working on fancy server clusters in data centers!

[Not exactly a network engineer, but work closely alongside them. Networks are kind’ve boring anyway. I will be more successful than the average network engineer with my new path.]

I had to leave my job at the airline to do this, no more flying for free.. although I didn’t have the time to fly anyway so it wasn’t really worth it.

It’s nice to know that you can hop on a plane any time you want and be somewhere (but not nice to know that you don’t have the time to do it).

be on a mountain (read all 2 entries…)

my friend drove me up Flagstaff mountain in Boulder, CO. Not the biggest mountain, but still a mountain. Hopefully it’s just a taste of things to come :)

Also.. I need to get good at hiking. :(

Walking sucks.

visit all 50 states
States I've visited

visited 7 states (14%)Create your own visited map of The United States

Texas – I live here… this probably shouldn’t count :)
California – I went here for my first flight with my company (and first flight since I was about 8), and brought my friends along. Long story.
Nevada – I went to Vegas for my 23rd birthday/weekend
Colorado – I met my longtime internet friend who lives in Boulder
New Hampshire – Drove from Massachusetts to White Mountain National Park
Massachusetts – Been here 3 times for work
Rhode Island – Drove here from Massachusetts
Louisiana – Shreveport is as far as I’ve gone

get a job- ANY job
I have a job at the best airline in the US :)




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