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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ShadowchildeMy present Job...

It is a good one. One that I can excel at and not be overly stressed. It is paying the bills and providing for a little extra spending money. And with the coming changes, things will be flowing much better. Life will be better. There will be more time to count my blessings and rekindle friendships that I have allowed to fall apart because I was not a good friend.

I never noticed before just how important having harmony with work, family and spirit really was until I didn’t have it and got caught up in a spiral that was down hill.

Now that that has stopped… I can breath again and look forward toward a bright future, instead of looking over my shoulder to see who is after me.

grins8 years ago


I got a job 2 weeks ago that covers this goal. I am a sales associate at my local mall’s JC Penney. It pays slightly over minimum wage and gives me relevant experience (most particularly POS services, which is something I lacked), but I hate it with a bloody passion. It’s boring, it’s bureacratic, and my managers can’t decide what in the world they want me to do.

I will never again get a job just to have a job unless it’s absolutely necessary (and I admit that it mostly was this time). It’s just not worth the stress. 9 years ago


I hate job searches that have nothing to do with my intended career. This is basically just a job I need to get so that I can pay rent and utilities every month and maybe have some left over to go to Disneyland once in a while.

Nothing looks appealing except the UPS job, which has insanely early hours. The good part about the UPS job is that it does have tuition assistance and benefits… but it doesn’t give me enough hours to cover rent, so I’d need a second job as well, and then I’d still need to find that second job.

I hate job searching. 9 years ago


Eventually i’ll have to stop relying on my parents for everything… so a side job to help out for gas money and clothes would be nice.. 9 years ago

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