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. Learn Japanese
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    10,794 people
  2. 2. beat social anxiety
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    473 people
  3. 3. maintain great friendships
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    136 people
  4. 4. go to the gym
    3 entries
    699 people
  5. 5. eat healthy
    2 entries
    3,765 people
  6. 6. Make all my lesson plans for the semester
    1 person
  7. 7. manage my time better
    1,491 people
  8. 8. go to Greece
    1,137 people
  9. 9. Save money
    16,491 people
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beat social anxiety (read all 2 entries…)

I’m a teacher work at six different school, so I don’t feel like a real member of any of them. That’s what makes Monday morning so difficult. I always want to do a good job, but even if I am completely prepared for class, if I walk in detached, the lesson goes awful.
Everyone tells me, oh you seem tired. I seem like someone who doesn’t adequately prepare, and sleep, and take their job seriously. But its not that at all. Its just the social anxiety. I feel alienated, detached, like everybody secretly hates me, especially the children. Well, the children react to me based on my mood. Its a horrible trap. Even though I know its all in my head, I just can’t shake the mood.
I have some mild anti-anxiety pills, but I really don’t want to be a pill-pusher. I know that they won’t solve the problem. I try relaxing, breathing, talking to myself. It’s a mess. Its rainy and miserable and I hate days like this. I try my best, and venting helps, sometimes I worry it will go on like this forever. Then I worry I worry too much. I just can’t escape myself.

Go to the gym (read all 3 entries…)

I didn’t go at all this week. I feel disappointed.

eat healthy (read all 2 entries…)

ugh! I had a whole day of sitting around watching star wars and eating junk! Me and my boyfriend both go to the gym, both whole heartily support each other in the goal of being healthy, but we are a bad influence on each other!! We just watch movies and eat, its terrible! I have to try harder, and really believe in this goal.

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