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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nyander001hope for the hopeless: venting

im 36 and finally realize that i am co-dependant and hyper-sensitive, among other things. with a history of abuse and neglect as a child and through my adult years, one could only imagine the issues i face. i do realize there is ALWAYS someone who has had a worse life. always. i also realize i am VERY blessed by God and always have been. still, there is a constant dissatisfaction with my life, even myself. i am tired of constantly looking for ‘someone’ and/or ‘something’ to end the ‘restlessness’ i fight daily. i look around and realize that i have all that i need to be truly happy. indeed i would even say my cup is overflowing…. has life thus far left me unscathed by its sometimes cruel irony? no. i have endured much heartache. i have experienced circumstances that would make anyone gasp and wonder,”how are you alive?” but thats another days’ entry. im simply weary. i see myself clearly for the first time. i see alot. some good. some bad. and some things amaze even myself. of course i am impatient. i want to have ‘gone through the fire’ already. my battle is with myself though. so it is long and grueling. i take steps forward, then i retreat backwards. stumbling. or just outright falling on my face. the degree of damage caused to me as a child baffles me. i never realized the extent of the damages. blaming and bitterness grow old. i still cling to them in weak moments, but more than anything i want to be free. not perfect. just free. most of the time i am aware of what exactly has to be done to achieve my goal. but i freeze. i physically freeze. and even the sound of my own reason and empathy cant jar me enough to move. i look at myself and see the tradgedy of myself. sometimes i mourn for the baby in me that wanted only to be held and fed and consoled. or for the innocense that was taken from a little girl craving affection. or for the woman who allowed herself to be used in exchange for companionship. i see clearly the dysfunction that is me. but now i also see what is beneath the many layers of my self-made ‘armor’. and i smile. i see ‘a diamond in the rough’ that God created. i see hope and beauty that the world tried so desperately to destroy. and still tries to destroy. sometimes my destruction is self-made also. but now i see that ALL the miseries of my life have made me resilient. have made me,me. and i am a jewel. we all are. that was God’s intention. yes i still have a long journey ahead of me, but now there is ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ and the possibilities for me are now endless. <3 20 months ago


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