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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Rebecca WorledgeYou have to love technology

I’ve been a software pro for about 10 years. You need to love technology. Find a project to work on, or start your own. Learn how the code interacts with the platform, and remember that good coding needs good engineering: it has to be changeable, debuggable and reusable.

Practice with code that you can use somehow :) 4 months ago


Rebecca WorledgeStarted it this week

Think it’s looking like a good thing, and want to get into the habit of it. 4 months ago


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Rebecca WorledgeDiving is awesome!

I already have the basic two-day diving course, I’d like to get the Open Water diver qualification so I can dive with friends. And also so that I can do some more diving, because diving is awesome. 4 months ago


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Rebecca WorledgeAsuu suomessa

On helppo jos asut suomessa, mutta on vielä tyhmä kieli. 4 months ago


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Rebecca WorledgeMeditation

And counselling, and mindfulness. You have to work at it, but it helps a lot. 4 months ago


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Rebecca Worledge:(

I think my instinctive hatred for most people is making my life a lot harder.

I think that if I didn’t instinctively hate most people when I first see them, my life would be way better.

I don’t really understand why I am this way, but I want to change.

:) 2 years ago


Rebecca WorledgeI love my house :)

Me and my partner saved for a deposit, hunted for the perfect house, and now we never have to deal with stupid landlords ever again =) 2 years ago


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Rebecca WorledgeI fudged it

I have lovely long fingernails, but still nibble at my fingers. I guess I need to deal with the stress better. 2 years ago


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Rebecca WorledgeDepends

It depends where you are from, and what you can do.

If you speak Finnish, your life is a lot easier. If you speak English you are a little better off. If you speak Swedish, you could do well in the Swedish-speaking parts of Finland.

If you work in the technology business and can get a job, you should be OK.

If you are from the EU, the visa is not necessary – you can stay for three months minimum, if you can support yourself after that time then you can stay longer. If you are from out of the EU then it’s harder, but the Finns don’t turn people away for no reason.

A really good way to get here is through study – find a university which has an exchange scheme with Finland, and do your best to get onto it. You can see the country without committing to stay – and you’d be surprised how many people come as exchange students and then stay on.

I’m in Oulu, Finland. It’s snowing outside. 2 years ago


Rebecca WorledgeIt's easy.

Just keep paying the monthly installments, basically. 2 years ago


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