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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pierott Is HappY

Talk to my brothers at least once a week

I have 2 brothers I am the middle child. My older brother has schizophrenia but on meds, but drives me into a deeper depression every time I talk to him. My dad died last week and his death is so hard but of unresolved issues and I feel he overdosed on purpose my mom died abusing drugs and OD’d a few years ago. Anyway my older brother is in complete denial of how we grew up…he thought process is just delusional…but what do I expect with his illness..right?? But now he is writing his autobiography and he is asking me about our childhood a lot and yea I don’t want to talk about it anymore. I don’t know if his therapist is having him do that because of his delusional fantasies about our miserable childhood but I have an easier time just practicing reality therapy…but acknowledging my pain with the past and recognizing my feelings but focusing on the present avoid discussing the past because all human problems are cause by unsatisfying relationships.
excuses for my parents behavior stand directly in my way of making a positive change. i am deeply saddened that I have no more parents but I need to disconnect from that pain and find new connections. Nothing is going to replace my parents but im learning to recognize healthy people.
my younger brother and i see eye to eye about our painful memories and he really builds me up…i am so blessed to have him back in my life.
i really want to be a better sister but it is so difficult communicating with my older brother
argggghhh i need strength…..



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