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…)
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i messed up i drank, i drank because i was scared. I said id have 1 drink just 2 calm me but it turned in 2 a great deal more nd of course i got drunk. I feel ashamed but relieved drinking last night makes me realise that there is no in between 4 me its either quit or carry on drinking and end up dead. I have decided 2 go 2 d aa, if i intend 2 get sober nd stay sober i cnt do it on my own. Im scared i wont ever have the will power 2 leave d bottle 4 good.



Comments:

If so many others can quit, I’m sure you can to. Your entry is very insightful and that in and of itself shows that you have the strength to do it!

aswedishlime I'm on 43Refugees and DayZeroProject!

You certainly have the power, but you do need the support. Hang in there. You’re doing great, simply by saying you want a different kind of life.

How are you doing?

It has been awhile since you made this post. I was just wondering how things are going for you now.

I went to AA and it saved my life. I was able to quit drinking and I was a real mess before. You mentioned AA in your post and I was wondering if you gave it a try or not.

You should post on “stop drinking” or “quit drinking” because there are many more people there, more support. Good luck.

russdog a'int going out like that

More...

Classic alcoholic behavior.

I spent years of my life trying that “controlled” drinking only to find out that for a true alcoholic, it simply won’t work.

I hate it. I didn’t ask to be born this way.

But…....................................................

I am not alone.

Hang in there.


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