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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tough right now

This is very difficult for me right now. My eyes are constantly red (dry eye/blepharitis) and on top of that I now have to wear my glasses after being in contacts for 15 years.

In addition, possibly because of the stress of making my eyes better, my hair is falling out and is impossible to style. AND I have braces. In my thirties. You get to wondering if you’ll ever feel good about yourself again.


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Hello there!
I am in the same boat, I have braces myself. I know how hard it is to feel beautiful and accept yourself, but you really should try it! I’m sorry to hear about your hair falling out, but there are some wonderful clip-in hair extentions they have online that you could purchase! I’d show you some sites if you’d like to know. Truthfully, the fact that you get to wear glasses makes me jealous, haha (: I’ve always loved the way people look in glasses, it makes them look so smart and professional. I’m sure you’re a beautiful person inside and out. Just wait, you’ll be able to get those braces off in a while, your hair will grow back, and your eyes will get better so you won’t have to wear the glasses you dispise so much. You’ll feel like, and be a true knock out! (:


I really appreciate your comments. I actually should get the braces off in a few months, so that’s one less thing to worry about. :)

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