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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conquer depression (read all 6 entries…)
My First SSRI

I’m starting an SSRI tomorrow, to see if it helps at all.

Today I told my coworker, “Uh, if you see me acting manic, can you please stop me? I mean, you are the person who sees me most often.”

“Uhhh… sure…?”

Yeah, I am a little worried but at the same time, hoping for the best.


Whee, wellness plans!

Nothing like trying to casually request a sanity guard from people. I’ve done that myself, and it’s incredibly awkward. Sort of like asking them to check if you’ve got a lump. Still, it has to be done. Your family and friends can look out for you somewhat, but they aren’t always around. And occasionally they need a sanity guard at the same time you do.

Good on you for taking care of your mental well-being, though. For some reason, our culture doesn’t really place a high value on a healthy mind – nowhere near the value it places on a good tan and nice muscle tone.

Tara Anderson has gotten 1 cheer on this entry.


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