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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finish my internship and its paperwork


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AdarI added that last...

very practical little entry, and there’s a lot more to say.

I am going to miss these people so much, both residents and staff. Today I had to powwow with the nursing staff over a concern with a resident, and mentioned that this is my last week. I had no idea they didn’t know; I assured them that my last act will be to orient the new student rabbi, but they were pretty upset. We have been a good team for the past year, with them letting me know about people who needed spiritual support (or just someone who had the time and the fortitude to sit and listen while they vented about the frustrations of being old and in a home). I backed the nurses up, they backed me up, and the residents benefited.

Now I’m leaving. I feel like I’m abandoning the ship, even though the ship was doing just fine before I got there and will be fine after I leave. It’s just hard making connections and then walking away. (sigh) But professional. Gotta be professional.

Bit blue tonight. I guess that’s to be expected. 7 years ago

AdarNot QUITE done...

today was the last full day, but I am going back later in the week to orient my successor. And of course, there is always paperwork! 7 years ago

AdarOK, the steps to this goal:

1. Work this Tuesday. (4.17)

2. Work next Tuesday. (4.24)

3. Turn in my paperwork.

Then I will be done. 300+ hours of internship on my transcript, and an amazing amount learned. 7 years ago

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