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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Be less shy (read all 7 entries…)
New friends...

...I love to interact behind the computer; who knows why I freeze when I’m with real people.
I forced myself to make new friends by finding a group of unschoolers, it helped that they are such sweet nonjudgmental bunch.
I finally decided to approach some moms at the open gym where my kids go, (it is a class just for homeschoolers), something made me feel they were unschoolers because of the way they were interacting with their kids.
I didn’t feel anxious until half way into the conversation, when everyone else started talking among themselves and I start to drift to the edge and get lost in the sea of words, by then I was out in my own thoughts.

I keep trying to be more a part of the group, and they are very welcoming, but I run out of words so easily, I say things that come out totally wrong when I mean them differently. I always feel like I’m trying to mount on the conversation train running beside it, sometimes I catch the handle and climb only to fall out again.
My brain is always having a conversation with me, I wish I could quiet it to listen to others on demand. And you know sometimes it is not even making sense when it talks (the brain) , it is like …uuu look at the pretty patterns on the dress, one two , three birds and a line across, I wonder how they weaved it…maybe they could have added blue, my favorite color…bla bla blaaa all while the other moms are talking about shopping for vegetables or kids …who knows I couldn’t listen!!!


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