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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Dead7and_Dreaming is doing 41 things including…

not mess up a relationship

19 cheers


Dead7and_Dreaming has written 1 entry about this goal

I am so fragile, I think I'll disappear when I break

I hope so much that I don’t mess up a relationship. The guilt I would have would probably make my guilt of not getting into a relationship pale in comparison. I am kind of conflicted in my self image. I feel like I am a good person, and I know that I am nice to almost everybody (and yes, all the girls), but then I think of myself as someone so ignorant and inexperienced, that I have trouble believing that I could keep a relationship good. But that is probably because I look up to the musicians I would like to be, and all their excellent lyrics are about, pardon my French, fucking up somewhere along the road of life. I admire them for this because even the worst things about life, they can make sound poetic, romantic, engaging, and beautiful. I find myself so wrapped up in this that I am in fear of losing any of my fragile social ties. I don’t want to leave anyone behind in my life, and even though I didn’t know them well, if they leave, I never will. That’s why I am trying to make myself dedicated to being less selfish and trying to make my relationships the best they can be.Because if I don’t, I will lose them and there is a certain pain about hurting the most beautiful people, on both the outside and the inside, that makes guilt almost unbearable. So far however, all I have to deal with is loneliness and angst, which makes me feel like all my heartfelt emotions are nothing more than a category of chemicals in my brain. That I feel, robs the life out of life.

Sorry about the long posts.

I just rant so much when I post here.

It seems one of the few places where I can just let my opinions and emotions spill out.

Perhaps I am just some angsty teenager. Hell, I hope not!!!

Dead7and_Dreaming has gotten 19 cheers on this goal.


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