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 my eczema (read all 3 entries…)
anger / kindness / boundaries

did some really interesting research about this lately. apparently eczema is connected with the liver not functioning at its optimum. i looked up the emotional correlation to liver – lo and behold – it is about kindness, not only to others, also to yourself. about respecting your own boundaries. something i have struggled with all my life – i have always let others override me, even though inside me something was screaming: NOOOOO ! i can actually correlate particularly bad episodes of eczema with particularly bad episodes of forcing myself to ignore my boundaries and being angry at myself for it.
i think i’m really on to something here. and guess what, the moment you are kind to yourself you can be so much more genuinely kind to others too.


I don’t know how long ago you posted this, but I think you are right. I have suffered from eczema all my life and had reached the point where steroid creams had made the skin on my hands and wrists so fragile that I could do with wearing gloves to protect myself from injury in the simplest tasks. A couple of friends in the past told me that they also suffered from this until they learned to make their boundaries more intact emotionally, since your skin is the barrier between yourself and what’s around you. Recently I read a couple of books about abusive relationships (“Why Does He Do That?” by Lundy Bancroft, and “The Verbally Abusive Relationship” by Patricia Evans), and realised that I’ve been carrying the can for other people’s behaviour all my life. I have allowed them to make me feel responsible for their wellbeing, and was always doomed to failure and wondering what I could have done better. In particular, my voice was never heard – it was played back to me distorted, and my reality consistently denied. Now that I can see and understand this pattern, and understand what was really going on, I feel quite liberated from it. I haven’t used steroid cream for a few days now and normally my skin would be rebelling, but it hasn’t. Interesting…


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