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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Lucy Inthesky is working on ace-ing my courses!

get rejected

I live a monotonous life because I fear rejection so much, I rather have no friends or boyfriends whatsoever. I don’t speak up for myself, out of fear that the people who I am speaking to will reject me (even when it’s these very people who have hurt me). The boyfriends I do have usually are disrepectful, hurtful or have lots of problems. I wondered why, and realize it is a protection I give myself. In this way I am assured that if rejection occurs, the pain would be less because I don’t actually value these people. Then if it was someone extremely supporting and nurturing, the risk that I would be rejected would be so painful. I need to love the people I love. Also find the humility in the pain of rejection.

I am going to start by teaching a environmental art lesson at my school I designed and care a lot about since I am studying in the field of art teaching, but I am scared to be rejected because I am shy and maybe won’t make this workshop as fun as someone else could make it who is more outgoing. I am scared people will think it is boring, think it isn’t cool, maybe no one will show up and I’ll look like a big loser/failure and everyone will think I am a bad teacher and I will never have the confidence to enter this career once I graduate.

“You are what you love, and not what loves you”



I do the same thing…

I decided I have to love myself first. I’m still getting there. I actually met a great guy and we are in love but sometimes I feel like something is off, like he’s not who I think he is or he’s too good to be true. This all stems from not loving myself. I don’t know how you are with yourself but I’m afraid of rejection because it will confirm all my insecurities.

hope you get everything you are looking for and more.



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