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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faissal25hello everyone

I am finishing up my Bachelor’s, which I should receive next year. Afterwards I want to travel to Scotland and Ireland, to see where my family originated from.
I am extremely friendly and am accepting of everyone, no matter what. 4 days ago


somekindofalchemistUntitled

I am almost ready to give up. I wonder how people keep holding their heads up after constant rejection or no-feedback. If I don’t get anything within 2 weeks, I will have to do something else like commit to developing my own business which means living with my folks forever but I would be 100 times more positive. I have almost no motivation to do a job that I have no interest in doing in the first place, only to keep myself on the career ladder/reduce the gaps in my CV. I am at the will and mercy of other people which is not what I like at all. I might even very quickly learn some random ‘trade’ like massage and get very good at it then post ads in the local library… just anything.

Ok – I have made a decision and I am no longer going to look for office/cubicle work. I just can’t. I will die. 1 week ago


anjalijn33get a job

i wanna get a job asap!! its really important for me my family and for my bestiee. 1 week ago


RachelUntitled

Finally got scheduled at the Gap, 14 hours this week. Better than nothing but a little less than I’d hoped.

I had a phone interview last week, and they were finishing the first round up on Monday. So hopefully I’ll hear back from them early next week. It’s a job that I really really want, and it’s also near my current house so I could stay in this neighborhood, which I really like. I also have a phone interview for another job on Tuesday, it’s likeable well enough. It’s downtown so I could live in the other neighborhood I really like (where all my friends live) with not too terrible of a bus commute. 1 week ago


somekindofalchemistUntitled

- received a phone call for a ‘chat’ about working front of house at a studio.
- just applied for picking/packing job for record store.

fingers crossed. 2 weeks ago


somekindofalchemistjust printed 10 cvs!

going to buy some paper clips to put them together and then hand it in to various shops. it’s 26 degrees today but I have to wander around London to find work :)! I will sweat like a pig but whatever. I don’t have a covering letter to hand. 1 reason is that this is just ‘cold visiting’ (new term!) and secondly I have found in the past that I do a lot better if I just hand in a CV. So that’s my Wednesday and i’m already behind. what am I doing here?!

Here goes. 2 weeks ago


somekindofalchemist4 job applications and 2 enquiries

This took me 4 hours to do which is roughly an hour per application. I need to move at a faster pace. Someone suggested 20 per day. It’s tricky because there is no one size fits all covering letter.

All office jobs.

I have a headache and I haven’t eaten. Done for today!

EDIT – ok that’s 5 jobs now because I couldn’t help but apply for another. 2 weeks ago


ginaw1175Why do you want a job????

Seriously people, why do you want a job! I know this may seem so out of place since “Jobs” help pay for things. I’m here to tell you that working some one else’s dream is not the way to go! Being your own boss, dreaming up your own future, living life by design is better. It is SOOOOOO much better and there is no other way to live life then to do it by your own design! I am very glad that I am getting out of my job and living a life of true freedom! 2 weeks ago


RachelUntitled

Submitted my 200th job application today. 2 weeks ago


casergrlUntitled

I got a job working for my university after sending out lots of apps! It feels so good to have an official income. 2 weeks ago


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