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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Trauma_Junkie ready for recovery week, and data pushing.

Suck it up and Deal (read all 41 entries…)
Slow progress

I suffer from anxiety all the time. I cope with it very well, and so usually people tell me I come off as relaxed and funny.

Post surgery I am suffering. Not in the sense of panic attacks that so many seem to suffer from, but from a deep seated fear that this will not be successful, that I will never return to running, and anything else, that i am not progressing appropriately in PT, that people are not sharing information with me….

It's a real fear, unlike some of the other fears I have entertained in the past. It is possible that I won't be able to run again.  This makes it even more difficult to cope with.

I feel really alone. I want someone to understand me, but people don’t want to deal with it. Probably because there isn’t much to say. I can be ok for a few days, then just suddenly get all in knots again.
Plus now that I am walking people seem to think that the “crisis” has passed, when in fact, the crisis is deepening. When I was on crutches and could not walk, I was pretty limited in my fear of hurting my repaired hip. Now, I am terrified that I am not progressing, or that if I move wrong or over do it one day I’m going to ruin everything.
Thing is there is nothing I can do. I need to be tough and suck it up but I sure as heck don’t want to.

I am so tired of being “tough” and putting on the brave face.

Have a meeting with a very good person tomorrow morning so hopefully that will help me.


DoctorTeeth is back in business.

I really hope your meeting goes well. And we’ll be here to support you when you need it.

Trauma_Junkie ready for recovery week, and data pushing.

thanks Doctor!

I really feel so lost and not prepared for all this. BUt you know…People can’t all be sunshine and roses all the time!

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