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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bellalicious is doing 22 things including…

stop being shy


 

bellalicious has written 1 entry about this goal

tough.

It’s hard to change when you’ve been a certain way for as long as you can remember.

I’ve made SO much progress from where I USED to be – but I’m still shyer than I’d like to be. And I’ve figured out that mostly, I’m only shy when I’m INTIMIDATED by people, which just happens to be a lot of the time lol If I’m around somebody prettier than me, or more outgoing or fashionable or funny, I kind of shut down because I don’t feel like I’m any of those things, and I’m like, “Fuck, I can’t compete with that, so why bother!” That, and it takes me a while to “warm up” to people, even with my best friend its taken some time to where I feel completely myself around him because he’s just so amazing to me and I have a HUGE inferiority complex where he’s concerned. But hey, thank god for him and his unending patience with my craziness lol

And as much as I realize that lifes not a competition to be better than anyone, these things still bother me. It’s just how I’ve been conditioned… Something strange to me though is that; I’ve started talking to this really nice girl in my ceramics class (which is a huge step in itself, talking to a girl!)and she’s totally the opposite of me, she’s really talkative. I told her how I was so shy most of the time, and she said, “God, sometimes I really wish I could be like that!!” I was like, Scuse me?
Thats a new one. But it was kinda humbling. Made me feel more okay with the way I am.

It’s always going to be a work in progress I think. But hey, one day at a time, right?



 

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