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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Stop saying "sorry" so often

I find myself saying I’m sorry for every little thing. It annoys me so much, and I’m sure it annoys other people!

be enough

I’m always too quiet, too talkative
too clingy, too distant
too flirty, too standoffish
too fat, too skinny
too excitable, too boring
too much, too little

Why can’t I ever be enough for myself, for someone else? I try my hardest to be happy with what I am. I succeed, at least on the surface. But deep down, nothing ever works

open up to people
opening up to a particular person

When I first meet people, I’m the bubbly happy person. I do fine in short social interactions. Its just when I begin to try and develop relationships with people that I get quiet. I can’t seem to trust people and I don’t talk about myself. I really really like my boyfriend. I felt an instant connection with him. The first few weeks were glorious, unending happiness. But then I began to withdraw. He hasn’t said much about it, but I feel this weird awkwardness. I can’t seem to open up to him. I feel inadequate or stupid when I try to talk about things that are important to me. I just wish I could trust more easily!

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