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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cranraspberry Make your goals S.M.A.R.T. and remember the 20-hour rule (4 steps).

Beat my depression (read all 57 entries…)

my bliss is over, and my downward spiral is about to begin.

It feels like my soul goes somewhere else, and I’m an empty shell left here. and the longer my soul is away, the more it deteriorates. Even yesterday, the day before, I didnt say no to suicide. I was feeling ok then, even happy. When I’m up there, sometimes I feel so amazing, I think thinkgs like: “I can never have a better moment than this – everything will be downhill from here – this was the culmunation of my life, it was wonderful, but now it is over.” I would have liked to get married, and I wanted to have a baby at least once. But I never really belonged here. I would have liked to solve life’s mysteries, but I guess not knowing is what makes it living. Maybe upon death, you suddenly know. Or, more possibly, your thoughts flee far away and complete and utter nothingness takes hold. At least I will never not get to find out what death is like.

I wonder what will happen this time around. All I hope is that its different than all the others.


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