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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Agent77A matter of when, not if

North Carolina is my home, that I’ve never lived in.

Both of my parents are from North Carolina, Charlotte and the Eastern Part of the state. As a kid, summer meant a trek to Appalachia, visiting Asheville and venturing cross the border to Gatlinburg. Fall meant going to the Coast, Topsoil Beach. And so many visits and weeks spent in Charlotte, some summers I felt I lived there.

I always joke that my mom went to grad school (Georgia) and got lost which is how I ended up being a Georgia girl. Now in the San Francisco Bay Area, I admit I really miss home. Working in the solar world and seeing North Carolina become the leader in Southern sustainability has assured me that everything in life does in fact happen for a reason.

I left the South in search of change, direction as a young engineer. Found myself in California and a new revived desire for the details and practicality of my career in a new(to me) industry: solar and energy efficiency.

Currently I’m working as I did get hired on for a month after my Americorps service ended. So I’m also searching for a job, due to the connections I’ve made and the fact it’s hard to convince employers these days to hire you when you’re 2000 miles away from home, I get the feeling I’ll be working here in Cali. Which I’m happy to do, I love the Bay and will be content for the next couple years to be here. Plus, I can gain more experience and become a more viable candidate in my field whenever I make it back home. 23 months ago


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I think alot of times depression is that illness you hide.

People usually don’t Diabtes, high blood pressure, even AIDS is hidden as much as it used to be. I thought of deleting this goal from exsistence, worried that someone (especially during a time of job search) would find it. But that’s giving into the stereotype of the stigma.

Alot of days I’m really happy, I have a fulfilling job and I’ve accomplished alot of life goals. I’m more focused one what’s right for me than what’s right in the eyes of society.

Swimming is my sanctuary, one of my favourite things to do and I try to do it often and do it more often.

I really believe that one day I’ll beat this completely and that gives me hope. 2 years ago


Agent7743T update: giving up on this goal

My interests have changed in life and while I’m still very interested in design, my thoughts have moved back to my engineering roots.

My design interests lie more in renewable energy, solar, and related things now.

Who knows, one day this goal may return. Never say never. 2 years ago


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