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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llielUntitled

DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE STAMPEDE AT THE CIRCUS.

It was in. Tents.

I have too much time these days 7 months ago


llielI feel genuine

Because I don’t have to fake being happy anymore, I just am :) 7 months ago


llielUntitled

Being open and honest is a real fucking chore when you’re afraid of being judged, but I’m getting better and better at it. Cool.

Yesterday on the radio I talked about (and gave opinions on):
- My hometown
- A rundown of the Crimean conflict
- Game of Thrones
- Work (dealing with small children)
- The woes of cooking in a dorm and getting your stuff stolen.

Today:
- Huuuuuh stuff. I’m tired.
- The problem(s) with social activism and college protest culture.
- The irritation that comes with Irony Culture and why being really really into things is better. 8 months ago


llielmost important

This is now my most important goal, which I clearly have to write about at 2 AM because I’m ridiculous and make silly sleep-related decisions when I have time off from school.

I feel like this is the most important goal in my life right now because it’s the most difficult one, to both articulate what I mean, and actually stick to.

I feel like lack of genuinity…which I’m defining for my purposes as ‘straightforwardness’ and honesty about onesself..is the root of what goes wrong in my mind sometimes. So often I want to connect with people or do things but feel bound by discomfort in who I am, so I end up deliberately concealing bits of myself. It takes 11,000 years (give or take some centuries) for someone to (usually unwittingly) break down those barriers so that I say what I mean without hesitating or altering.

It’s such a nebulous concept, being genuine, but wrapping myself up in fears tends to allay the tension short term and make me lose sight of what I really feel I am in the long-term. I don’t want to lose myself due to fear, so I will take steps to speak plainly about who I am whenever I can.

Perhaps an edited version will come later, I can barely think right now11 months ago


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