Flights are booked.
Alllllrightttt. 5 months ago
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.
Awww yeah, my sister got her passport.
She’s gonna go with me and stay for a week in Tokyo before I have to move to Hiroshima.
Things are getting realllllllllllll. 6 months ago
Was awarded a Bridging Scholarship this morning.
That means my flights are paid for.
Alrightalrightalrightalrightalrightalrightalrightalright. 6 months ago
Got my acceptance letter from Hiroshima University.
100% going to Japan now.
Uwa. 7 months ago
I have been nominated for the study abroad exchange program through my current university.
It’ll be a year-long commitment.
But I’m going to pursue the next steps, because this summer abroad thing might not work out.
And I don’t have time for things to not work out anymore. 10 months ago
I’ve been trying to finish this study abroad essay for an hour.
It’s due in 5 hours.
I don’t want to study abroad for a semester, I just want the summer.
So many stresses. 10 months ago
Applied for a study abroad scholarship about a month ago.
There is only 1 scholarship for the entire program, so it’s super competitive….but I’m pretty sure it’s all mine for the taking. 13 months ago
To be honest I have tried various outlets for traveling to Japan From pen pals to the typical teacher program to getting my BA degree in hopes of landing a job over in that country….to no Avail ..however I still cant give up.. this is one of my life long dreams, I can not give up so as a result I am looking at joining the Navy with the hopes that I can have a stable career and free access to travel to japan, in my spare time. I have a deep respect and Admiration for the Japanese culture especially, folk lore, pop culture, Art, tradition , and the customs. yes as of now I have become a little bitter trying to figure out why is it such a struggle for me to get to japan while others can just briskfully travel their with out a thought .. I know its wrong of me to feel this way .. but hopefully The Navy will help me get there And my savings for the trip will be enough for me to go . 21 months ago
I am currently learning Japanese, (on my own so it may take longer) because I really want to go to Japan. My dad went there before and he said everyone is polite, a good change from some Americans :P 23 months ago