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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Dress better
What this "Dress better" goal means to me

My goal is to be more polished. My style is constantly evolving and I enjoy experimenting. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. And sometimes I don’t know that it is working unless another stylish someone lets me know. When I don’t think I look great seems to be the times when I receive validation that the look is working. Perhaps that’s what Nina Garcia means by “effortless.” Effortless is a theme that works for this goal. I am looking for that “Only You” moment of being able to tell a friend to pack anything from my warddrobe that doesn’t wrinkle and end up with great outfits for a spontaneous trip to Italy (or in my case to Paris). To get there, I would have to get rid of the clothes that no longer work in my evolving style. What remains would need to be in good condition. A significant area for improvement are my shoes. Shoes are where my style is weakest. And for polish, I need to get manicures and pedicures regularly, learn how to put on makeup, and maintain my hair professionally beyond once a year. I would add to this health areas like teeth, eyes, exercise, and better health maintenance. However, that can be a separate related goal.



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