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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I really wish there was no such thing as going back to where you started. I think this would be a lot easier to overcome if I only went forwards. At one point, I was doing so much better, but now I feel worse. I just have to pick at my skin! It’s a despicable habit and I wish it didn’t have me tied up with no escape. I still haven’t figured out how to keep my hands from my face… Everything eventually brings be back to where I began. I think I am going to go put bandaids over the top of my fingernails for a few days.. It may be hard to do things, but I really want this habit out of my life. My face is healing, thanks to my trip to the dermatologist a few months ago, but if I don’t figure out how to stop picking, my face will never be clear. My poor face :( I feel bad for all of the trauma I have put it through.



I feel the exact same way :(
just picked, when i didnt think i was going to, looked much better, was on my way in the shower, had turned on the water, but ende up picking on place (where there was nothing to pick at anyway, nothing came out) Bu continued on my forehead, small things out, ruining my face and my skin.

Ill write later..

I know SO much what you mean, just when things are better you fall back, that so hard. Dont i want to stop, am i giving up?
I also went to the dermatologist for pretty harsh facials, 5 in a row, and now i pick anyway, thats so bad.

well.. later sweety, im to bumbed out now ny myself and the picking.

FaceTheSuNn is smiling

It’s so nice to have a place where people understand. I’m sorry you are having such a hard time :( This whole process is completely draining and is not fun at all, but it will be worth it. Don’t stress yourself out about it all, my dear. We are all going through the same thing and, although our circumstances may be different, we know how it feels. Know that I’m here if you need someone to talk to. Falling back is tough, but it gives you a reason to stand up again. Put on a smile and keep trying! I want us both to look back and be happy we did!


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