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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Muchhashappened is changing her life one step at the time

Grow my hair out
Semi long

My hair was very short, as is less than 2 cm. But homeboy and dad wanted me to grow it out and since I can’t afford haircuts and relying on my mum every time I’m home seems silly. My hair has always grown like weeds and it is already collarbone length with plenty of split ends cut off. I have thick hair, as in there is a lot of it. Hairdressers always tell me I will get curls if they do x to my hair as it is frizzed but 22 years and no curls. I no longer trust the pros and my mum is the only person who cuts my hair for now.

I want it to be long enough to braid on the side.


leave in conditioner

If you moisturize your hair with leave in conditioner, then add a little gel before it air dries you may get curls. I use a lot of VO5, which is high in emollients, has no silicone, and costs one dollar per bottle.

Also, look up Ouidad’s style of cutting. You can find her with a google search.


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