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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hansisalive

is reporting every boring detail of his life to the world.



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have a social life
The boredom is killing me!

I had a social life at one time. Then I got married and started spending all of my time at home with my wife. (She didn’t ever want to go out so I lost touch with everybody.) Then I got divorced and moved to a new city. Now I know very few people and the people I know don’t seem to want to do anything with me. I really need to make some friends here. Before I was married, I had a group of people that I saw or at least talked to every day. Now, people who call themselves my close friends don’t return my calls for weeks. Staying home alone gets very boring very fast. Sometimes it can get unbearable. I have friends and they always tell me “You do have friends. You have us.” and so-on but we never actually do anything together. They always have other plans. I’m horrible at meeting people. I need to relearn that whole small-talk thing. Sometimes I feel kind of desperate.



go into space
More of a long-term goal, but a must.

I don’t think I’ll be doing this anytime soon (or in the near future) because of the cost, but once Virgin Galactic lowers their fares, which they say they’ll do once they’ve been operating for a while, (or if they get competition) I’m booking a flight on the next spaceship! I simply cannot die having never done this. At one time, flying in an airplane was considered a luxury for the rich and privileged.



be prescribed adderall again
I was on it for years. Now I want it back.

I switched from Adderall (60mg) to Vyvanse (a new amphetamine, made by the same company) two months ago. The Adderall worked much better. I have a new doctor now who doesn’t seem to be up on ADHD treatments (he asked me how to spell “Vyvanse” while writing me a script), but I don’t know if he’ll switch me back. I may need to see another ADHD specialist. I think the mix of amphetamines in Adderall worked better than Vyvanse (which only has dextroamphetamine). Shire Pharmaceutical seems to really be pushing Vyvanse now, since the patent on Adderall XR expired. My life just hasn’t been the same since the drug change.



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