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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start being less shy (read all 2 entries…)
not a priority for me now

I don’t know that I want to fix this, because 1. being shy has its advantages and gives me time to study, and at this time that I am back in school, I realize this is an asset.
2. Besides, I think it is more something others want from me, and not something I want necessarily. It becomes an issue around December because it is a social season. Also, when there are multiple weddings my mom is going to, she wants me to go with her and wishes that I would enjoy them and be more social, but it is exhausting to me, and it results in more arguments with people – sisters, mom and a few friends. But, being shy has enabled me to avoid getting too distracted, and pretty soon just feel “blah.” I think my mom and my family wishes I was more extroverted and my closest friend has said she wished that I would go out more, be more sociable (like I was in my early 20’s). she wishes I was more like my younger sister, who is extremely outgoing, talkative, loud, and exciting. in fact, maybe I need new friends who share my interests more instead of changing my personality- I am tired of her comparing me to my sister and while it is tempting to change, I would not be able to spend time doing what I am working toward achieving. At the end of the day, all a person has is oneself to answer to and I couldn’t stand myself if I worried about my inability to be outgoing all the time.


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