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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stop drinking (read all 73 entries…)
Missed opportunities

I think that perhaps more than regretting what I did with alcohol, I regret what I didn’t do because of it.

Don’t get me wrong – I’ve done plenty of stupid things drunk which I’ll regret for the rest of my life, but what I’ve been thinking about recently are all the things I might have done had I not been drinking.

My list is endless and there’s no real point in sharing my particular list but we all have our own ambitions, dreams and goals. Alcohol distracts us from these and makes us live more mediocre lives at best or completely ruins our lives at worst.

But there’s no point in crying over spilt milk. I still have dreams and ambitions and they’re growing fast the longer I’m away from the bottle. I’m trying to focus on those ambitions and I’m constantly reminding myself that I’ll never achieve them if I’m drinking. That doesn’t necessarily mean that I’d be in the gutter, it just means I wouldn’t be doing what I want. Alcohol stops me doing what I want. It removes my freedom.

I now compare missing alcohol to missing an abusive partner. There’s no point in going back to him/her because you know you’ll just be treated the same way again sooner or later.

Time to get back to those ambitions with my new-found freedom…

Neally



Comments:

russdog a'int going out like that

Go Neally......

Damn it’s good to see some of the old hands are still here fighting the good fight.

Perpetual war…that’s never really won…it’s an American tradition!!!

Truly a sickness.


 

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