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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Katelyn66

Dealing with health issues in Michigan for a while.



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Thank you for your insight. I was thinking I’d like to check it out as a place to live, but honestly the social climate there is not something I coud handle, being from out west. I’m going back to Colorado, for as much trouble as the place caused me, though I think it had something to do with the idiots I met there that were allied with only one group of cliquish folks! 12 months ago


Katelyn66Adderall down, two to go

Got off of adderall and now I need to work on Cymbalta and Tramadol. The Tramadol may be of some help and I take a low dose but I think I am ready to find new ways to manage my chronic pain without it. Cymbalta is doing nothing for my depression and may have made me more tired over time. Due to the fact that my depression is not any better on it, I want off of it. I am only on 20 mg and I am slowly dumping the beads out and taking SAM-E and 5HTP at night for sleep, which works well. My yoga practice needs to be approached with more overall discipline for this to work, but I want off the meds. I feel they may have hurt me over time rather than helped me. I believe for as little as I am on, I can find another way. 12 months ago


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Not sure I want to do this but I’ve been through three major depressive episodes in the last three years and they are getting harder and harder to snap out of no matter what I do. Still thinking about this. Have appt. for consult set in August. 12 months ago


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I can relate to this. I’ve let a lot of absolute crap slide with one too many friends and it has only lead to a worsening of my depression, so I’m trying to figure out how to deal with long-term friendships with those who are flaky and self-absorbed so I don’t feel like I keep losing friends rather than making more of them. Maybe the balance is in being friendly, not holding a grudge or kicking them out, but not being overly close, leaving room for surprising change or good things to come through without expecting anything from those who are chronically not up to par to how I treat others as friends. I always thought being a good friend meant letting a lot slide, but when it starts bringing you down and causing you pain, maybe another strategy needs to be put into play. As far as judgmental goes, I also think it is good to have standards of some sort. I think too many people are afraid to have standards anymore. 12 months ago


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I was dealing with a lot as well this past year or so and it really showed me who my true friends were and they were not that many so I am on a mission to make new connections. It can be done. keep your mind and your heart open and look for signs of quality! 12 months ago


Katelyn66But they have to be nice and not flakes or users

That’s all. I’ve had enough of people who only call when they have a problem, but aren’t there for me – or don’t call at all when they say they will or cancel out on plans most of the time. I have slowly learned to stay away from the truly toxic and I realize there is a difference between flawed and toxic friends. So, I need to make more friends so I can increase my odds of forming quality connections rather than feel let down by the low quality ones. 12 months ago


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Katelyn66Facebook is a waste of time

OMG, the amount of time I spent getting distracted by facebook and things I really should have no more interest in that I am not involved in anymore. Things are much better. I feel happier not on it except to communicate with certain people over my performance art and that’s it really. When I think I was on it for inspiration due to certain pages I subscribed too, I figured out I would have found this inspiration other ways – like through my regular email box and I didn’t need facebook for that either. It fosters shallow connections and I can feel the needs of my real life connections so much more completely now. 16 months ago


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This is so true! It gave me this weird sense of paranoia for some reason, but then I always had some form of social anxiety that is actually heightened, not reduced by online community contact, which I find interesting. 17 months ago


 

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