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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Born of Stardust dances the line between two worlds...

stop pulling my hair (read all 317 entries…)
Days 14 and 15 Broken Clock

I am finding it difficult to live at home. But I will find it even more difficult to be away from my little brother. I am incredibly anxious. I didn’t pull my hair at all yesterday or today, but I did hurt myself very badly. I hurt myself so badly that I felt a ringing in my ears for a few minutes. It was as if a broken clock went off inside of my head: chimming away the lopsided minutes of my life. I think I’m broken. I just feel stuck and sad all the time. My life is a series of catch 22s. I will be sad if I stay and sad if I leave.

I am so afraid that my brother and I will drift apart. It’s eating away at me.


Opera Riot feast when you can, and dream when there's nothing to feast on

Time apart

doesn’t damage relationships that are really about heart. I have a handful of close friends that I rarely get to see because of moves—when someone is really a part of you, you pick up where you left off.

Born of Stardust dances the line between two worlds...

I needed that!

Thank you! :) I needed someone to say that. I didn’t realize that I needed that, but I did.

Opera Riot feast when you can, and dream when there's nothing to feast on

Glad to have the right words

at the right time. A move like what you have coming up is a big deal—planning all of the logistics must be difficult enough without adding in worries about time away from loved ones.


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