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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stop picking my skin (read all 38 entries…)
Starting over.

Hello loved ones, it’s me again… The picker… :-p

Well, I went 16 days, which was pretty great. Then I got so tired of fighting my desire to pick, I gave in – a little at a time, a pick here and there, and then an all-out pickfest. Ugh. I felt so defeated!! But 16 days was an accomplishment. My face didn’t look perfect after those 16 days – I think I was having some major hormonal issues that added to the struggle – but I did practice some self-control, which was good for me.

I’m so tired of picking, and the scars are getting worse. I’ll be 30 next year, and I want to have this behind me!!! I’m going to try again. I’m starting over. All those gold stars on my calendar were awesome, but I haven’t had a single star since I broke my run two weeks ago. :(

This morning, however, I got a star. :) Yay!

(For you newbies, I have a calendar on my bathroom mirror. For each third of the day – morning, workday, evening – that I don’t pick, I stick a star on the calendar – 3 stars per day. After a week, two weeks, etc., of no intentional picking I reward myself…)

Cross your fingers for me. This is so hard!! But I want to succeed. I think I can do it. I have to.


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