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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Decide which course I want to do and which university I want to go to


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So it turns out that this wasn’t really my best idea as I’ve now quit and am much happier. But that’s not to say that I regret going to uni – I’ve made some great friends, met the man I’m going to marry and had some good laughs during the 2 years I was there. (Also spent a lot of money though!!) 4 years ago


Got my results on Thursday obviously, then looked on Ucas to see which unis had spaces as I hadn’t signed up to Ucas and so didn’t have any offers, then I rang up Portsmouth Uni. So in September I shall be taking Computer Science at Portsmouth! :D
I went to look round it today and it’s really nice, and the city’s great too! 6 years ago


I’m never gonna be able to decide on a course! There’s not a subject I like enough to want to study it for around 4 years. If I study just one or two subjects for that long I will just end up hating the subject :-( 7 years ago

ZoeWorld Maritime Day

Took me a while to get round to posting an entry about this, but better late than never (I love cliches :-) )

Anyway, it was quite interesting and the subjects I have are like perfect for some careers to do with the sea. I still haven’t had a look at all the leaflets and things I picked up so I guess I should do that soon.

Then I have to get round to deciding on some unis and courses, visiting some unis, writing my personal statement etc etc all the fun things in life. 7 years ago


There’s a school trip to a boat for the World Maritime Day or sth, but we can find out about careers to do with the sea so I’ll go and see what I think of them careers :-) 7 years ago


I just found out the open days of all the universities I’m interested in that I haven’t visited already. One is tomorrow (I’m working), 2 are on the 6th October (Again, I’m working and also they clash), one is on the 29th September (I have family down from Austria and they’re only here for a weekend) and another isn’t until 2008… There was one which I could make, but it was for a Uni I’m not as interested in, so now I’m kinda stuck really… I don’t want to apply to learn somewhere for 4 years if I don’t like it. 7 years ago


Well I’ve decided that I’m definately taking a course which involves German, but I wont just do German because you can’t really get a job out of that… So I will either do German followed by a Post Grad degree, or I will take something else as well.

I like maths, but AS and A level seem quite pointless to me, I don’t see any use to what we’re doing, and that puts me off a bit… My fav. sub at the mo is English, but I don’t want a job in it. So I’m thinking that a job with computers and German might be best, therefore pointing towards German and Business Studies, or German and computing or something… I’ll need to think about it a bit more.

I looked at a list of all the universities in England and Scotland, and wrote a list of the ones I could look into more, and there were some of them which seem ok – I wasn’t too keen on the ones with about six campuses, I prefer everything to be in the same place. Also, Liverpool seemed quite nice, but it was a city based campus, and I’ve visited a university which was like that and I didn’t like how there were random buildings which were nothing to do with the university in between all the university buildings. So I’ve ruled out Liverpool for now… I don’t have the list with me now as I’m at 6th form, so can’t think about the others and later I have work, but I’ll have another think about it tomorrow or something. 7 years ago

ZoeI have no idea...

Which course to take. I was thinking about maybe doing German and Business Studies… But Robotics sounds interesting too, but Warwick doesn’t have that. There are too many decisions :P

I looked at some Universities this year – Edinburgh, St Andrews, Cambridge and Warwick, and out of all of them I prefer Warwick and I think I will apply to there, but I need to decide which other uni’s to apply to. I might apply to St Andrews. I want to visit Newcastle but it’s £100 to get there which I thought was a bit excessive.. And there are a couple of others I wanna visit. 7 years ago

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