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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riveradonis feels serene

work all 12 steps (read all 3 entries…)
Stuck on step 8/9

I took quite a long hiatus between steps 8 and 9, and now I’m finding that I’ve lost all motivation to do step 9. I really just want to move on.

Fortunately I came into program fairly young, so I don’t even have to do that many apologies. But the mian one I have to do is to my best friend, who I was a jerk to for our childhood. I guess part of it is that I still resent her- she seems to have such a disgustingly perfect life and she’s so confidant. Perhaps it’s the fact that I don’t think my apology will mean much to her- she’s not one to hold grudges or be cowtowed by other people.

But then I have to let go of the results. I’m not doing this for her- I’m doing it so that I don’t have to go back into addiction. It doesn’t matter if my apology means anything to her. It’ll mean something to me.

I don’t know. It’s jsut something I have to work on.



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