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. make art every day
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  2. 2. meditate daily
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  3. 3. Convert a road bike to a fixie
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get off zoloft
it's been just over a week now without zoloft.

i’m not a doctor, and these pills mess with your nervous system in subtle ways. the withdrawal symptoms can be intense, but also keep in mind that if you let them get to you you are actually making it worse, because that adds anxiety and stress to your situation.

my advice: be absolutely certain of your decision and do not mope about it, just get on with your life. take cold showers and drink raw apple cider vinegar to help your nerves. and meditate! in just a little while your life will be much better, healthier and real.

if you are physically up to it, you might also try the master cleanse. it will quickly end the withdrawal symptoms and remove any traces of it from your body. you’ll also feel a lot better and very accomplished!

ride my bike more
bought a beater bike yesterday.

she’s an 80s era american-made huffy 10-speed road bike in pretty good condition! the breaks are squeaky. i plan on becoming a regular at a bike coop here in austin so i can learn how to work with this thing. until then, i’m riding a two-mile route i made myself twice a day so i can get in better shape.

master cleanse
my first cleanse,

and i’m on day 4. i am doing this to remove any toxins leftover from smoking (i quit two weeks ago), cure my allergies, get some more energy and some motivation to go on a raw foods diet.

i haven’t eaten meat in years but i’m getting crazy cravings for cheeseburgers and stuff. yuck! supposedly, as your body breaks down the toxins stored in fat, and the reenter your blood stream, you will get powerful cravings or even taste flashbacks. they will be eliminated with the SWF in the morning.

this is not the easiest thing in the world to do but it feels like the problems are mostly mental rather than physical.

does anyone know if it’s ok to drink kombucha or apple cider vinegar? neither are significant sources of calories or other digestive stimulants, and both are alkalizing and helpful to detoxification. just wondering if anyone has any real experience with them on the cleanse.


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