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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be comfortable with all the recent changes in my life- goal six months


 

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lovingmex43 2 years ago


lovingmex43progress

achievements

I am used to the night shift, I have always loved nights.
I have adjusted to not seeing my girls as much as I used to or want to but I am making more effort to call, text, email and make dinner dates.
I have made some acquaintances and a friend or two with some of my peers and I am comfortable with them.
I am looking forward to school next week and this Jazz class. It will take all of my attention for the next month but the subject matter is exciting to me.
I have a great exercise plan that I am tweaking to make work.
I have some great books to read regarding some of my goals and still very excited about a lot of them.

working issues

I still need to make more friends or get in touch with old ones. Since I made manager some of those people I used to work with are not the best candidates as it could create some conflict.

Finding it difficult to get excited about fixing up my apartment when all I can think about is buying a property of my own. Torn between buying new furniture and saving for a house.

Still think there is an underlying depression that I can not pinpoint. Lack of motivation, difficulty starting and finishing projects I don’t feel sad, that’s what makes it so difficult to understand. Or perhaps I just won’t let myself feel that sadness. I think sadness scares me. I think that since I have had nobody ever to lean on, that I could not trust anybody to really be there for me, that I am afraid to let go as nobody will catch me when I fall. I know I can catch myself but that it still scares me. 2 years ago


lovingmex43five months in

getting there, yes I am getting there. 2 years ago


lovingmex43I do believe

there is some validity about major life change events and the toll they take on you.

I am feeling a bit depressed without a whole lot of reasons why. I have a great new job, making a lot more money, attending a school I love, my girls are all happy and working at being successful in their own life. I HAVE changed shifts and this is a major change for me, I no longer see friends I used to see. And K and I breaking up has left quite a void in my life.

Not sure which of these events is making me feel so depressed, (lonely might be a better word) but free time is not equaling fun.

I have joined a bunch of meetups but they all seem to do things on Friday and Saturday which are the days I work. The one daughter who was very proactive about spending time with me works the completely opposite shift, Sun, Mon, Tues to my Wed, Thus, Fri and other Sat.

Yah, I can see where the holes are, not sure how to fill them, not even the how but the ‘with who’ that stumps me. 2 years ago


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