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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is thinking, when life gives you lemons, paint that shit gold. <3

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When life gives you lemons, paint that shit gold.

Great album, even better message. Anywho, sick + home from school today. Gotta take advantage of the opportunity.
I’ve been first in my class for the first 2.5 yrs of high school. This year has been utter Hell; DYFUS got involved in my situation, i had to move out of both of my parents’ homes; initiated a court case against my dad…he formally ended our relationship in March…my big brother did likewise… now i’m struggling with PTSD, repressed memories, depression + my 4 yr long battle with bulimia. ...shockingly, my grades have dropped & i’ve just stopped functioning. Sure my circumstances make it understandable, but I’m trying to pull a “mind over matter” move here. I talked myself into believing i was disgusting & into sticking my head into a toilet for years on end. Why can’t i talk myself back onto the top? I can’t let the circumstances win, i never have and never will, i’m going to be better than that. I’ve just gotta use this abandonment & pain as fodder for the fire that will get me out of here. Can’t let my dad win, when all he’s wishing on me is failure. Please help me, i need all the cheerleaders i can get. I’ve lived at the bottom of this rut for long enough. I miss the sunlight.
I’m too smart to be failing chem & math. I should be kicking English’s butt, and be thriving in Spanish + History. I should have my FFA speech memorized.
March first was my dad’s birthday. I hadn’t spoken to him in five months, and in those five months, i’d learned + finally remembered all the atrocities he’d committed. How he’d hurt my mother, my brother + I. I can’ explain it, but I still love him. I love who i thought he was, I love the moments he came so close to loving + actually feeling. I wish he was the man who let stand on his feet and taught me to dance, i wish he could actually love. But come March, i made him some cookies and went to what used to be our home. He was shocked to see me, didn’t want to let me in. He wouldn’t hug me, wouldn’t say he loved me when i told him i’d always love him.
“You abandoned me. You ARE your mother. I’m moving away and that will be the end of us. Don’t leave here crying, I can’t let anyone see you leave here crying.”
“I love you so much, dad, bye.”

Why am I afraid of my math homework when I was brave enough to face him, when i was brave enough to offer love in the face of hate? I don’t know either, it’s stupid, that’s for sure. And it’s ending now :)

Be happy & live passionately

‘Til the day you walked out on your mother
But now you blame yourself
Because you’re by yourself
You feel like it’s not gonna to change
You’re crying on the floor cause you can take no more
Looking for a way to escape

And all this time saying you were fine
And everyone still to blame
Well there you are
You and your broken heart
It’s written all over your face

Don’t you know
Don’t you know that you’re beautiful yeah

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