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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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. 3 days ago


- 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. 3 days 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. 5 days 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. 6 days 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! 1 week ago


Submitted my 200th job application today. 1 week ago


I got a job working for my university after sending out lots of apps! It feels so good to have an official income. 1 week ago

somekindofalchemistgosh - i got dissed by the employer!

well kind of. she sent an email back saying she wanted to offer me advice. “you have a decent degree but jobs which are ‘below your station’ and now you want to become a bookkeeper! it is not clear where your strong point lies but I suggest you establish clearly where your main strength is and concentrate all of your job seeking on that”. ouch. I don’t know whether to thank her or punch her.

well it’s true. for me a job is a security not a career. I don’t want a career!

this is tricky because I understand every employer seems to want an employee who is looking for a career but surely someone who is applying for a 2/3 hour per week job is NOT looking for a serious career.

the only thing I want to do seriously is music production but I struggle to believe it is possible especially in this economic climate. 1 week ago


Now that Arabic is over, it’s back to slaying this dragon.

today – applied for a bookkeeping job for a small store. very short hours (2)! It’s a way into a new line of work. I doubt i’ll get it as I said ‘i’m detail oriented’ and then forgot to attach my CV!!! idiot! I sent another one apologising (with the CV of course). This is a good job because it is probably good for me to learn about accounts since I want to set up a small business.

I might actually apply for the job at a clothes shop on Portobello Road. I’m an introvert so this will probably kill me being in a small shop full of people but a job is a job and I want a job so I can stop preoccupying myself with all of this and start living my life! I will wait until next week (or possibly Friday) to apply for this one, though. I want to see if the bookkeeping one will come through for me. If not, i’ll have to do a music business course. 1 week ago

Richard TsoWhite Embroidered Organza & Pearled Bodice First Communion Dress | This beautiful white embroidered organza dress is perfect for your daughter’s first communion. The dress is sleeveless with an embroidered pearl bodice. There is a layered organza skirt and a irremovable tie back organza sash. 2 weeks ago

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