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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I’m down to half a 10mg (lowest dose) anti depressing every other day and I’m not feeling the greatest. My head is banging and it feels like there’s someone crunching cotton wool up in my ears. I really need to do this though. I feel I’m at a place in my life when I don’t need to rely on these pills to make me happy because I’m finally able to find it within. Although I don’t feel toops good at the minute, I am feeling more positive then ever.
I have two beautiful daughters, caring partner, lovely family, wonderful house , adorable cat, I’m starting college in a few weeks and training at Rosa, the girls are back at school on Tuesday. I’m going to miss them but they’ll have something to keep their minds occupied,which is good. 3 years ago


Has been a good day. I’m weaning myself off the anti dependants and I’m down to half a 10mg pill every other day. I kept myself stress free today, just had a laid back day in the house and it was good for us all. Also, I tried meditating while lying down instead of the lotus position and I enjoyed it a lot more. I found it much easier to relax and be present. 3 years ago

AwaywiththefairiesI'm going to....

leave this goal up here for the time being but I think I’m getting somewhere with this. I’ve learnt that by ignoring negative thoughts that arise and not giving them the attention that they desire tends to make them decrease a whole lot. The regularity that the negativity used to invade my life was almost soul destroying which is probably one of the reasons for my bouts of returning depression, however, I think I am the happiest I have ever been at the moment. I’ve learnt the trick of training my mind to think positive. I understand now that there is no good to come out of thinking down all the time. It serves no purpose and eventually leads the mind into wondering what onm earth the point is of this bloody life. But my turning the thoughts around and looking for the good and beautiful, it can change your whole perspective on things.
I’ve spent my life thinking I’m not good enough, wishing I was like like otherrs, wondering what was so different about me, wondering why no one else felt like this. But the things is, people can dwell onm the bad things, get paranoid about themselves and live their life like that until the end. What would be the point though?? Wouldn’t it be so much more enjoyable to take note of everything around you and turn everything into something good. Have a new perspective on yourself. If you think you arem’t good enough, then most of the time it’s only you thinking like that. Other people are probably looking at you in a completely different way. Things can play tricks with the mind and before you know it, you have all these opinions of yourself, which you take for the truth. It’s much better to think more highly of yourself, wake up happy, go to bed happy. It makes things so much better. 3 years ago

AwaywiththefairiesNew books

I think i’m actually in love with Amazon. It allows me to buy every book i want and never questions my motives. This week i’ve purchased Happiness by Matthieu Ricard and Peace is every step by Thicht Nhat Hanh. Hmmmm, what one to read first…. 3 years ago

AwaywiththefairiesI've began....

Volunteering again after a short break. I volunteer at MIND, which is a mental health charity. Today’s session reminded me how much I want to work in this field. Also, i’m going to really enjoy the learning environment that is going to lead me there. These people are so grateful just to have someone listen to them, something most of us take for granted. 3 years ago

AwaywiththefairiesI've come...

To realise the only way to keep my life positive, is to to completely abstain from drinking alcohol. It seriously affects my mental state for a good few days. The silly thong is that I don’t actually enjoy drinking amy more. Sometimes , though, in social situations, I feel a little pressurised. I put it down to it being such a rarity to have a night out, that I still assosciate these
childless nights with drinking. 3 years ago

AwaywiththefairiesNo complaining.....

I promise!! I’m starting to be a lot more mindful about things I may say or feelings that I may be experiencing and my decision is to STOP complaining. Instead my plan is to show gratitude for rghe people I have around me and the things I have in my life….i’m actually very lucky, you know ; ) 3 years ago

AwaywiththefairiesWill everyone.....

Take a look at It puts everything into perspective. 3 years ago

AwaywiththefairiesI feel that....

My outlook on life is changing, and it seems to be for the better. From reading the secret and various other books I feel that I trust the universe more to work with me. I believe that everything happens for a reason and there are all sorts of signs out there to guide you along. 3 years ago

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