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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A job has come up in my favourite jewelry store and I would go for it, apart from the fact that I am officially on maternity leave and cannot work. I must return to the NHS after my leave ends or I have to pay back the money I have been getting every month.

Oh well, perhaps in a year or so there will be another job opening and I will go for it then. 7 months ago

MistyWarriorPrincessYankee Candles

I put in my two weeks at the hotel I was working at before and yesterday I was just offered a part time job at Yankee Candles. I’ll be working less hours but at least it’s flexible so I can possibly get a second job as well. I’m so happy to quit housekeeping. 8 months ago

AmandaFirst Day...


It was sooooo weird driving to my new job this morning, instead of where I’ve been going for the past 2 1/2 years. And it’s funny because now I feel so out of the loop from what is going on where I used to work, I actually texted my old co-workers to see how the day was. And I feel really out of the loop at the new job. UGHHH I hate the 1st month of awkwardness when learning a new job, and feeling useless at it…blah. Wish me luck! :) 8 months ago


Bittersweet… Sad to leave certain aspects of my job but excited to start a new endeavor! :) 9 months ago

vvviiiccckkkyyyQuit the paper-round

Need more sleep and wages are too small 12 months ago

StephenI got the job!

I got the offer letter for the Senior Systems Engineer position today with all my conditions met and I was just so happy I could nearly fly. Everything is set now for me to leave my present company and get involved with a cutting edge technology product which is what the new job is all about. I turned in my resignation letter for my current position and I just have a couple of more weeks before I start my new position. 13 months ago

StephenIt's Happening

I found out today that I passed the selection process at my company and only need to take a physical to get the supervisory position which changes me from a technical position to an operations position. I also know that another company will most likely make me an offer as well, however I don’t know when. (I will follow up with them in the next few days.)

I know that I will get a raise if I change companies, but the supervisory position will not come with a raise for the 1st 2 years I am in that position. It’s a hard choice to leave a comfortable routine for something more chaotic and unstable, but I know it is the right decision for me. The picture is the perfect representation of the life that lies before me. 13 months ago

StephenJob Jinx

Music to listen to while you read:

No job offer is on the table yet, but had an interview last week for 1 position and took an exam yesterday for another position although that almost did not happen…

For the supervisory position there is a qualification test that I was scheduled for at 8 am in the morning. Due to night testing at work, I had to work till 4 am in the morning leaving me about 90 minutes to nap before needing to get ready and go. So I woke up and got dressed and was planning on resting on the bus to downtown which is about a 1 hour trip. I parked my car in the area which had street sweeping from 5:30am to 6:30 am and thought I was ok because it was 6:25 am. But just as the bus was coming, the street sweeper was right in front of it and I had to move my car to avoid a $100 ticket. Sooo, being unable to find another bus leaving later, I ended up driving all the way downtown without a carpool which meant it was already 8:10am when I arrived and I was late for the test and was on the verge of just giving up. Luckily, there were 2 others also late, so they allowed us to join the test in progress, but we still only had only the remaining time (1hour 40 minutes) to complete it. The test had a lot of questions relating to management practices and reading comprehension on it as well as 2 essay questions. I was on the last sentence of the 2nd essay when time ran out, and I think I did well on the exam, but the proof is if I make it to the interview group of course.

My worry here is if I get an offer from 1 position while still being considered for the other position, but I would rather have that problem than not being considered for either position, so there! 15 months ago

StephenMore jobs - More opportunities

Even through I didn’t get either of the last 2 positions, I have learned my weaknesses through the interviews I had and will be more prepared for the next ones. Two more jobs are available now and those companies are currently reviewing my job history and experience. I guess I will find out soon if I will have another interview in the works. 15 months ago

BobbleloverFor the moment

I am not planning a career move until I have qualified. This would have been at the end of June 2014 however it will be pushed back since I will be on maternity leave then still, so it is likely to be another 18-24 months on top of that considering I will return from having baby to part time hours.

I will arrange a meeting with my manager the week after next to discuss it. 17 months ago

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