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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love my body

I have a body like a classical Venus statue or a Pre-Raphaelite girl. Wide hips, full thighs, average waist and a small chest. I think that these women have beautiful bodies; but somehow I haven’t quite reached accepting that mine, too is beautiful.

Most of the girls I know are thinner than me with a larger chest. The absolute media idea is a thin girl with a large chest. There are also girls who are thin all over, and girls who are “curvy” who are accepted. But it’s hard for a girl who doesn’t fit either mold. Who isn’t thin, but doesn’t have the chest to match it.

Somedays I’m happy with what I see. Some days I’m not. I never used to have these problems. Once I was 5’4 and 125 lbs, and later 5’6 and 135, and happy with my body. But something happened, I don’t know how. I went on diet, lost some weight; now I am 5’6 and around 123 lbs. I am still unhappy.

I want to get the old feeling back, the old I-don’t-give-a-damn, I-look-like-a-goddess attitude. I’m not known as an insecure person. People tell me they ‘admire my confidence’. If only they knew it was a facade.


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