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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overcome borderline personality disorder
ugh, where to begin...

I’m just wondering if loneliness and BPD are related. It seems like it’s almost entirely impossible for me to feel and/or maintain a connection with anyone. This affects my relationships immensely and I wish I could just relate to someone and feel that they actually understand what it’s like. I’m grateful and very lucky to have a few close people to me who love me with my flaws and all & are somewhat supportive of me. I hate this. And I’m curious to know if this is something people with BPD are born with, although most books will say that it is often a result due to a poor childhood upbringing. I’m not completely convinced. Even more concerning is the question if I’ll always feel this way for the rest of my life. Feeling hopeless and praying to get a job asap with insurance benefits so I can get to a psychiatrist.


"feeling this way the rest of your life"

So many of the feelings I thought I´d have for the rest of my life I don´t have anymore. When you´re in it it feels like it will be around forever. More than anything, I thought I would never be in a relationship where I felt loved. And, guess what, now I am. The future is just that: the future. You can´t know what will happen. One thing is almost for sure though—-it won´t be the same as today. Hang in there.

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