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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Stop Drinking Alcohol (read all 2 entries…)
Almost 6 months

I’ve been teetotal for 6 months now. Yay! I was only a bi/monthly binge drinker so it’s not comparable to the achievement of a recovery alcoholic but still I’m proud that I’m sticking to my decision. It’s not so difficult since I came to accept that moderation was not an option for me. In the past special occasions and events were an excuse to drink myself into a stupor but I’ve past many social gatherings without drinking and I do not miss being the loud, embarrassing drunk person.


Well done!

I gave it up for a month (in March) and haven’t really gone back to it. It’s quite a buzz to wake up after a night out and not feel embarrassed!! AND you can drive everywhere – win-win!

Iovis now is the time to tell me you were following me (as a subscriber :-)

Great to hear!

Encouraging… I quit drinking about three weeks ago and I am planning not to drink for another year or until I’m 42 years old.
I really recognise ‘I do not miss being the loud, embarrassing drunk person’...

Have you stopped drinking for good? My plan is to go back, but with moderation, as in enjoying a good glass of wine or whatever occasionally, so not every weekend (because it’s the weekend) . If that fails, I hope I still have the courage to be honest with myself and leave the alcohol behind.

Come to think of it, it’s amazing how much BS we attribute to alcoholic drinks, just to be able to drink… Part of growing up.

By the way (last question…) do you also notice having more energy and purer and stronger emotions?

Kitty has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.


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