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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reconnect with my meditation practices
began retreat arrangements

in fact that reminds me, I need to send a check right now

very much looking forward to 8-day retreat in colorado this summer

certainly want to re-up my daily practice before then

find a good psychiatrist
what a draggggg

my current psychopharmacologist was fine, just great, and then he got all weird on me…really unpleasant actually…inappropriate

he decided i would work on my dissertation for twenty years, that it was pointless, “a fool’s errand” !!

next session he retreats, calls it counter-transference, and explains how go got delayed on a piece of research and was scooped by someone much stupider than he

but session the next, he’s irrationally anti again…”a merry chase” he says and he doesn’t know how i can stand it


as bad as this sounds, i may end up returning if i can’t find someone else

first try…an officious bureaucrat of a doctor who (i kid you not) puts me in a room with a video of herself to interact with

next, finally get a call back after a few tries from another one. she first says yes, she takes my insurance, but then insists i find out where to send forms because maybe she doesn’t take my insurance. i explain there is no way i can get this information. i can not, by any means i’ve discovered, speak to a living person ot ask any questions whatsoever. if it’s not on the web, it’s not available. very irritable, she tells me they have to speak to me; they have a responsibility.

insurance. responsibility. ha. ha. ha. ha. ha. what world is this woman living in? not this stupid country where healthcare is more concept than reality.

i’m losing my enthusiasm for the project

finish my dissertation proposal (read all 15 entries…)
my wonderful advisor

spoke with me for over an hour today

she’s always encouraging, and really wants me to find something of interest to me. why is that the last thing i think of? i have so little faith that i can succeed that way. she’s done that spectacularly, but i don’t think i have quite her skills, or genius to be sure

i’m so very grateful that i’ve had a chance to meet her and know her.

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