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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Black_Onyx's Life List

  1. 1. be happy
    personal challenge . 2 entries . 8 cheers
    25,048 people
  2. 2. Finish a tube of chapstick before losing it
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    145 people
  3. 3. stop biting my nails
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    7,260 people
  4. 4. stop swearing
    1 entry
    911 people
  5. 5. control my temper
    2 entries . 4 cheers
    644 people
  6. 6. Be successful in Immortal Night
    1 entry
    1 person
  7. 7. achieve all my goals in 2011
    1 entry
    2 people
  8. 8. Heal
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    227 people
  9. 9. spend more time with my kid
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    13 people
  10. 10. Donate blood
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2,847 people
  11. 11. To live instead of exist
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    11,477 people
  12. 12. get married
    21,332 people
  13. 13. learn to live w/o the pain of the past or fear of the future
    5 cheers
    3 people
  14. 14. stop popping my knuckles
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    82 people
  15. 15. continue to work out everyday
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. resolve issues with my ex's
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  17. 17. Beat my depression
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1,942 people
  18. 18. finish writing my book
    1 entry
    522 people
  19. 19. let people in
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    48 people
  20. 20. discard my abandonment issues
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    12 people
  21. 21. Stop hurting myself
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    121 people
  22. 22. change the world
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3,467 people
  23. 23. be worth something
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    7 people
  24. 24. not feel empty
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    6 people
  25. 25. quit drinking
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,025 people
  26. 26. Quit Smoking
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    9,282 people
  27. 27. stop being jealous
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    698 people
  28. 28. lie under the night sky and watch for shooting stars
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    30 people
  29. 29. live life to the fullest
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,575 people

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Have a completely different life by this time next year

This wasn’t worth it. Remember what they say about how you don’t miss something till it’s gone? Yeah, well, this life is worse than the one I had.

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Ya know what? Fuck it. I’m not a schedule person, I don’t want a scheduled everyday boring life. I’m gunna be unique and go to bed whenever the hell I want to.

Heal (read all 2 entries…)
Something I Will Never Heal From

I’m not one to whine about my problems, I’m not one to think I can live life completely pain free. But I never once thought I could ever feel this way. She broke me, she broke who I am. I will never be the same again, I will never not feel this horrible pain inside. I feel like she broke the gate on my heart, she broke it and no one can come inside it.. and since she was in there when it broke.. she wont escape it.
I know that I will never heal from this, and don’t you dare comment saying I will, cuz i know who i am, and this is something i will never come back from. But hey, if i happen to defeat the impossible and get over this, at least i can put this in the win collumn.
I really don’t know how I can continuing living like this.. sooner or later.. i will have to end everything..

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