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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be happy

I’ve been thinking about this goal for a few days and I’ve heard a lot of “happiness comes from within” kinda stuff lately, so I figured I’d put it on top of my list to see what happens. This is not easy for me at all. My grandpa got ill over the summer and died a couple of months later. My parents are getting divorced. Uni and therapy are making me emotionally exhausted. I know both of them are good for me on the long run, lol, but still.


Hey, JF. Thank you for your comment. I’m having psychotherapy sessions once or twice a month for now, but mostly I’m trying to work on these issues by myself. I keep a diary, try to exercise and eat right, make an effort to have a laugh whenever possible. I was crying non-stop just a few weeks ago and I don’t feel the need to cry that often anymore, so I guess I’m feeling a little better overall. I’m not where I want to be emotionally speaking but I think I’m getting there. Thanks again. Best wishes for you too.


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