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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Deal with the panic attacks (read all 3 entries…)

it’s been more than 5 months now. I’ve had moment of high anxiety but i’ve managed to not have a panic attack. Yay me!

say the truth

this one was tricky. i don’t mean always say every single thing that’s on your mind…just say the the things that you know you should. I had to get over the fear of not being able to predict the other person’s reaction, the fear of breaking things, of hurtig. In the end, people can surprise you by the way they react to what you have to tell them, and it can be the most precious piece of information you’ll get about who they really are…and you get to feel free, scared shitless yes and vulnerable, but free and in the end and stronger.

accept myself for who I am

well i don’t really think this can technically be checked off…but i am more at peace with who I am than what i’ve ever been. Not to say that i love it, but it’s who I am, and it’s ok, in fact, it’s all i’ve got.

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