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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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dragonfly35 2 years ago


dragonfly35I think

I’ve decided. I’m not going to work full-time, or even half-time, at the language school. I think I won’t close the door entirely – I will remain on the sub list for when teachers are out, and might take a temporary assignment in the afternoon for a week or two if my schedule continues to allow. Mostly, I want to work on building my yoga hours and see where I can go with that, maybe try doing some freelancing again, and rest, get things done, prepare for the wedding. I have some savings, and I think it is totally doable for two months. C is on board. (He’s the best.) 2 years ago


dragonfly35This is coming down to the wire

I will be out of town for 2.5 weeks for the wedding right before the start of fall semester in August. Spring semester ends the last week of May.

I’m on the fence about what to do in June and July. I could probably teach at the language school; it would be challenging but doable to work around my yoga teaching schedule, and it would be nice to have the money.

But honestly? I don’t want to.

I want to work on wedding planning, teach yoga, prepare for fall semester, maybe do some freelancing, maybe sub at the language school…

I’m getting married, though, aren’t I? So I do need to talk this over with my fiance, who does a lot to support me financially.

I also need to figure out what those other sources of income might be. I have already applied to do another demo lesson at the yoga studio where I did my training. It would be great if I could pick up some more regular hours. I will also check in with the studio where I have been subbing a bit. 2 years ago


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