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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open myself up to people more

It started with my family. Whenever I say something they always think it’s stupid so my self-esteem has gone down. When I am having conversations with people I usually get cut off. I have learned to just listen to what other people say because I don’t think what I have to say is important enough. I wish I could open up more so people could see who I really was. Everybody thinks im just the quiet girl but I am much more than that. I cry a lot because I feel like I am all alone. I have gone through so much in my life and have no one to talk to about it. I cant trust a lot of people so I think that is another reason why I stay to myself. I have been let down so much in my life by people who said they would be there for me. Hopefully 43 things is the first step for me.


I’m in your boat as far as just listening to other people and not talking. I find that it is easier to talk to people when it is a small group. Maybe you could try going to lunch with and talking to someone you feel could relate or at least just listen to what you have gone through. Once there is one person you are close, I think it is easier to get more. It’s really hard, I went through 3 years of college being pretty internal with my thoughts and feelings. I cried about feeling alone quite a bit too.

Let me know if there is anything I can do. Good luck!

Darkangel89 Taking Life One Day At A Time

Not Alone

Your not alone with the whole situration. Im in the same boat as u and bubsatoria too.

The situration is what u make of it. For me it is easier to talk to a person not face to face – like talking to them through wordz – then once ur comfutable with the person hang out with them and get to know them face to face more. U’d be supraised with wat everyonez like.

For me I started talking to this guy from school over msn that I see around everyday but never actually talked to him at all. After a while we hanged out, and he started to notice me at partyz – no one ever noticez me.

Start with one person then make ur way through the crowd then everyone will be talking to yall.

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