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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give up alcohol (read all 3 entries…)

heres the thing, i wrote my last post ages ago i didnt quit then. i was seventeen at the time and was on a come down of ectasy and was also really hungover im nineteen now. i was a complete wreck back then, my drinking only got worse i drank every single night after work going threw a bottle of vodka nightly, i was partly a secret friends knew how bad i was but yet they didnt. i would drink with them on occasion but i became withdrawn and all i wanted to do was drink on my own. i moved out of home, and moved into a party house, my drinking got even worse i had 2 leave my job because of it.all i wanted to do was drink so i did, i drank all day nd night. i was a complete mess i was also self harming brutaly. i finally decided 2 get sober so i moved home nd havent touched a drop in almost three months.But im thinking about drink is it possible 2 just become a rare drinker. Im going on hols with my mates nd im worried about drinking i want 2 drink there, but im scared ill become the way i was
ne advice


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thanks 4 ur advice, means alot. im sure it will all work out

nooo dont drink

i dont think you should drink at all, as once an addict always an addict. I am not an alcohol addict, but what i do recognise is i have an addictive personality. i used to smoke but gave up 10y ago. And I feel so much healthier. I have also decided to give up drinking. I dont actually like the feeling it gives me of dizziness, and I get that from just 2 drinks and a hangover. so i am not going to drink again.
instead i am going to become healthier. fitter and get more intune with my body . i would rather be addicted to physical exercise that drinking such toxic crap.
When on holidays, go water skiing or something, now that i am proud to be addicted to. what a rush that gives you.

I agree

I agree, don’t drink. It’s not worth it. Ask yourself “what makes it so important?” Be honest with yourself and be strong. You can do it!


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