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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SumiresHeartStrings's Life List

  1. 1. overcome anxiety
    1 entry
    729 people
  2. 2. Excercise more
    1 cheer
    480 people
  3. 3. stop crying so much
    1 cheer
    85 people
  4. 4. be a writer
    1 cheer
    513 people
  5. 5. declutter
    1 cheer
    895 people
  6. 6. have that gorgeous fluttery feeling in my chest, drowning in the knowledge that the world is a beautiful place, flawless in its wonder. I want that feeling more often.
    1 cheer
    10 people
  7. 7. live in a house with a secret passageway
    45 people
  8. 8. ride my bike more
    1 entry
    1,015 people
  9. 9. list three things every day that made me happy
    1 entry
    420 people
  10. 10. have more confidence
    880 people
  11. 11. take better care of my teeth
    1 cheer
    573 people
  12. 12. start a blog
    1,428 people
  13. 13. Beat my depression
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,942 people
  14. 14. Maintain a positive attitude
    148 people
  15. 15. Get a tattoo
    21,916 people
  16. 16. Own a cat
    1 cheer
    302 people
  17. 17. avoid fast food for a month
    2 people
  18. 18. stop being afraid
    619 people
  19. 19. make better use of my time
    103 people
  20. 20. See Googoo dolls perform Iris live
    2 people
  21. 21. love my body
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,130 people
  22. 22. Finish what I start
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    4,026 people
  23. 23. be different
    131 people
  24. 24. stand up for myself
    984 people
  25. 25. be more motivated
    1 cheer
    405 people
  26. 26. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    7,807 people
  27. 27. eat healthier
    2 entries
    11,203 people
  28. 28. NEVER apologize for who I am!
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    203 people
  29. 29. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    7,414 people
  30. 30. have more friends
    2 cheers
    881 people
  31. 31. Stop overanalyzing
    3 cheers
    326 people
  32. 32. go for a run everyday
    1 entry
    10 people
  33. 33. identify 100 things that make me happy.
    1 entry
    2,500 people
  34. 34. Save money
    16,491 people
  35. 35. Sleep 8 hours every night
    1 entry
    190 people
  36. 36. Start eating healthy
    1 cheer
    65 people
  37. 37. Be confident
    2 cheers
    1,524 people
  38. 38. be less jealous
    1 cheer
    413 people
  39. 39. stop procrastinating
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    30,441 people
  40. 40. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    7,198 people
  41. 41. To live instead of exist
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    11,477 people
Recent entries
overcome anxiety

Every time I get into a good mood, I sabotage it, because I know good moods don’t last.

I sleep to escape my problems.

I can’t interact properly with people, because my mind is constantly thinking that I’m boring and not worth talking to.

Small tasks like cleaning my room are becoming overwhelming- I’m not motivated to do anything.

Is this anxiety? I used to be such a confident person.

Beat my depression
Not myself anymore :S

Most people know me as a happy, bubbly person- what they don’t know is that over the last 6 months I’ve been virtually beating myself up inside about everything. I have to force myself to get up in the morning because I have no motivation to, my ‘friends’ and uni life feels like a whole big comprimise of myself as a person- I’m lost as to why I’m here in life.
I wish I had the motivation to break away from my old friends (but im too scared to make new friends because i feel like im boring) and to find something actually worth doing in life (but I don’t think I’m good at anything). I wish I had the confidence to talk to people about this depression and not hide behind a facade of happy and bubbly. Ugh :/.

identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money) (read all 3 entries…)
17 to 24!

17. Finding a good book with a good ending for once!
18. The smell of rain
19. Dewy grass
20. My favourite magazine, Frankie
21. Phantom of the Opera
22. Eating healthy
23. Someone saying I look beautiful
24. Customers at work who genuinely smile at you :)

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