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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I'm doing 8 things
 

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  1. 1. catch up
    9 people
  2. 2. make up my poli sci paper
    1 person
  3. 3. finish my (late) Chinese paper
    1 person
  4. 4. catch up on French homework
    1 person
  5. 5. email my professors
    1 entry
    1 person
  6. 6. drink less
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    654 people
  7. 7. lose twenty pounds
    1 entry
    264 people
  8. 8. Beat my depression
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Beat my depression
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I just burst out sobbing at the finale of Will and Grace. Sobbing as in hot tears and stuttered breath and holding my head on my bed and squeezing my pillows as if they were my one connection to life. I haven’t cried like that for longer than I can remember. I haven’t let myself. I feel like the boy in Ordinary People, pushing all my emotions into a closet whose door I can no longer keep locked. My life is coming apart in its own trivial, petty ways. I want so much to be able to tell someone, but there’s no one I can trust but my mother, and telling her would only hurt her. I saw the therapist yesterday. She wasn’t much help, although it did feel good to tell her some things. I didn’t feel any connection and she didn’t offer me any solutions beside “focus on schoolwork” and—I can’t even remember what else she said, it was all so obvious and nonhelpful.

I really am depressed. It’s time to admit it. I need help.



lose twenty pounds
Again

Starting again, although it’s more of an ongoing battle than a start restart. I’m at just under 160 as usual. Generally when I start dietexercising, I get down to just under 150 and then move back up again. This time it’s actually easier though, so um, this time a charm? Haha



see a therapist (read all 2 entries…)
Ehh

The appointment was all right. The therapist wasn’t amazing or anything. She did a lot of “aww” and “oh” and made sad faces, which were all annoying. But it was nice to have someone to talk to about things that I hide from the rest of the world. I have another appntmnt in 2 weeks.



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