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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get out of debt (read all 3 entries…)
my weakness

I have a weakness when it comes to spending money I don’t have. I’m not really the kind of girl who buys a lot of clothes or shoes, and I’ve grown out of my different-handbag-for-every-day-of-the-week phase, and I don’t really do jewelry or a lot of makeup. But I do really, really like bath products—the stuff that smells like a bake shop or a candy store and makes you feel buttery soft. I am forcing myself to use all of the stuff I already have, including some fantastic philosophy products, yummy Tutti Dolci soufflés, and a perfect travel kit of very classy L’Occitane products I got for Christmas. It will all last me a while, but I am jonesing to browse,, or anyway. I guess it’s like my version of window-shopping therapy after having such a hectic, busy week. But instead of doing that, and giving myself the chance to buy something I shouldn’t, I am writing this entry, hoping that by the time I end this sentence I will have lost interest in it altogether….


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Got the travel set too for Christmas. I tried out the shampoo and conditioner and it really dried out my hair. The lotion seems good though.

I need to use up all my excessive products before I buy anymore. I’m really bad at that.

The 2nd time

I have seen this mentioned , it must mean I definitely need to go pick some up.. thanks sab for giving me yet another thing to spend money I don’t need to .. hahahaha

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Ah Sephora

Love it. Too much yummy stuff to choose from – I get overwhelmed. However I do get lip stain and lip plumper there. :-)

Delay, distract, substitute, avoid...

It all helps to keep us focussed on the real goal, which is to get out of debt. Good for you!

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