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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☠ dustball jin ☠ remember when we used to shine

leave eyebrows alone for a while (and unrelated entries) (read all 34 entries…)

Succeeded in not shaving for two weeks, I only got a haircut (at a professional) so as to make the beard look less scraggly (thanks to hair being the same length on the back/sides of my head). Unfortunately, I cracked and shaved the beard today. It looks good but now I know without that “equaliser” it’s going to be hard not to obsess on body hair and eyebrows again. Well, I’ve left my eyebrows alone so far but I’m already torturing my body hair again. Which I really shouldn’t be doing. I saw my back in the mirror recently and realised the skin looks awful from all the shaving, even though it’s been weeks since the last time. Doesn’t particularly make me want to get naked in front of someone, let alone enroll at the swimming pool to get in shape and help feel better about myself like I intended to.


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☠ dustball jin ☠ remember when we used to shine

I've actually

been considering it. It’s not as if there was much to lose in the process (hair’s just hair and it grows back) and I’d be able to say I’ve tried it (having tried painful things is supposed to be cool, isn’t it ?). On the other hand, I’d very much prefer to be able to like myself the way I am, which was the case years ago, well, not accurate, years ago I didn’t care much. I’m trying to get back to a similar state of mind.

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