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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unfinished_girlTry again!

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett 3 years ago

unfinished_girlAlways get back up and stronger than before

I’ve been through a lot for the past 2 years (my parents divorce, my grandpa death, moving to a new town where I don’t know nearly anyone, health issues…)I’ve always considered my self a strong person, somehow I was always able to have fun and smile even with all things I’ve been throughout my life and that was mainly due to my friends support. Now that I moved to a new city, I feel lonely and it all got more complicated…Lately I came to a point I don’t recognize myself anymore, I often found myself crying and not seeing much point in life,I can’t focus on my work properly…and I’m getting tired of feeling like this…maybe I can’t go back being exactly the person I was before, but I need to find a new balance…get back up again, learn with all I’ve been through, move on and be stronger…no point in keep moaning…

So I set up a few goals:
1. Get healthy again
2. Learn to relax (and that will help me with my health issues too)
3. Focus on my work and finish my master degree
4. Find out and focus on things I like and make me happy
5. Make more friends and keep the ones I have 3 years ago

unfinished_girl 3 years ago

littlemissfickle2It's all path

I’ve mentioned how I was finding it hard to see some meaning on being alive right now. Then yesterday something came to my mind.. I do know myself right now better than I ever did. I may feel absolutely devastated but I have the ability to respect that, instead of completely freaking out. My experience with pms has taught me that.

So what I tought is.. maybe there’s not a finish line, a perfect moment when everything makes sense. Maybe all there is is a path and I should considered myself so lucky if I can feel at peace with being myself along this path (not so simple as it may seem, I guess).
That’s not exactly what I meant to say, but I guess it will became more elaborate when I understand it better.

For now I’ll enjoy the fact that I woke up feeling better and more optimistic (probably not waking up in the middle of the night with my heart racing has helped, body seems to be finally starting to get used to the meds, hopefully). 3 years ago

littlemissfickle2I guess it's a daily struggle

Just wrote an email for my dad, talking about how I’ve been feeling. About the fact that we barely speak, the fact that I feel awful about leaving my job to go back to school and feeling like I’m a burdon.
I knew I’d have to talk about it eventually, since it’s been bugging me for a while. I’ve bursted into tear while writing it, as I always do with anything regarding my relationship with my dad. Then I decided to send it to my mother too, since it also applies. My eyes are still red, but I feel much more relieved. 3 years ago

littlemissfickle2Something is wrong

It can’t be ok if I’m debilitating anxious or feel like crying almost all the time.
I need to vent.
I don’t know what’s going on with me, I feel like I’m losing myself, like I can’t bear to be with my own company. I need constant stimulation and distraction, and the smallest thing can be a trigger to get me feeling awful.
I really need to figure this out. I miss therapy, I really do, maybe I’ll have to go back, since apparently I’m unable to handle things by myself. 3 years ago

littlemissfickle2 6 years ago

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