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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Draco filed his taxes

Beat my depression (read all 371 entries…)
Socially stuck.

I’ve reached a point where I have no one whom I call or text on a daily or even weekly basis. I’m feeling stuck on a fence of sorts: I do want to make friends, but I’m so unconfident in others. I don’t trust anyone and I keep a major distance from people. I’ve seriously built walls because I am so tired of being disappointed and hurt by others. I’m safe, but safe and completely lonely. I feel so stuck. There has to be a way forward. I really miss my military friend. As much as I hate to say it, I’ve been experiencing suicidal thoughts again, just as of today. Perhaps that’s my body telling me to take down some walls and take some steps to interact with people. I guess being hurt/ disappointed from time to time is a necessary evil?


Sandy Gabrielli wake up sleepyhead

We are social animals

Its really hard to find friends. Do you have there? Also, try volunteering. You have to get around people to find the ones you might be friends with. It will take a while and probably lots of different tries but eventurally you’ll just run into someone you click with.

Take care.

zeroid trying my best

Unfortunately, you do run that risk with people. I’ve been hurt many times by friends, but the choices are, being a totally isolated hermit ( I have fantasized about this) or find others.. True friends will always be there.
Will you be able to communicate with your military friend once he settles in??

Gho-s-t Noone lights a candle under the table , make your powers be known.


are you actually a hermit? to what degree do you isolate yourself? how long have you been like this? Do you find that you drive yourself insane when spending long periods of time not talking to anyone?

cogs10 follow love

i can’t speak, cause i have next to no friends. but i know you have a great personality, and i think you’re right about the wall… maybe lower your expectations… people are just being themselves, and i know they can inadvertently hurt you. but there’s forgiveness.

Pyxidragon is taking baby-steps

//hug// Like em or not, we can’t seem to do without others. Go get em, Draco.

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