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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  1. 1. stop procrastinating
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  2. 2. not be depressed
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  3. 3. be a famous musician
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  4. 4. stop buying things i dont need.
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  5. 5. find my biological father
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find my biological father

I was a mistake… my mom was irresponsible for the first time in her life, got drunk in France, had a one-night stand, and went back to the US. She didn’t know she was pregnant, so my father doesn’t even know he has a daughter. I feel so empty all of the time… and I’m always afraid of people leaving me or hurting me… even the parents that adopted me. I know my birth mom, and I see her once a year or so. She has three more kids even though she can’t afford them, and she is engaged. I found a picture in one of his CDs of a naked ex-girlfriend of his, and I don’t know whether to tell my mom or not. I just can’t understand why I’m the only one she didn’t keep. I just feel like I can’t fit in anywhere, and like I’m always alone.

get out of depression
Tonight sucks.

It’s so hard to be positive when you keep getting shot down. You just keep getting up, and trying again, putting faith in yourself and trying to the best you can for yourself and your friends/family, trying to stay optimistic, and they don’t understand how you can feel like this… But I’ve tried one too many times and gotten shut down. The stupid thing is that know I know what is causing the problem, but now I’m too low in self esteem to try it again. I just want to escape civilization for a while… but I’m stuck here because I’m not even old enough to drive.


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