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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stop pulling my hair (read all 24 entries…)
Back and forth

I gain progress, I lose it. I do really well, it all unravels. It gets so discouraging. Back to trying for one day tomorrow. I’d really like to get this under control before it becomes noticeable again.

So far the biggest problem area is work. I have the worst lapses at work. Not sure whether it’s boredom or stress or just associating time & place with pulling or what. I think I need something to keep my hands busy in all the downtime in that middle stretch of the shift where I’m just staring at cameras. Not sure what, though—I’ve tried the spinner rings, finger exercises, worry beads/stones, and more involved stuff like crochet or beading I can’t have with me.


WATER MELON Le Kitty: found by shedding fur

reward system?

As a kitten, I bit my claws a lot (due to severe stressful environment). At one point, I was told I had to stop and I myself realized I needed to. What ended up working was abstaining for a week to let my claws grow a bit so that I could apply claw polish. Looking forward to treating my claws well was very encouraging.

Maybe if you treated your hair as means of creative outlet? Create or try out complex hairdos, requiring having the hair be left in peace. One of my cousins with beautiful blonde hair had em turned to cool dreadlocks (surprisingly looked good on her). There are many old fashioned complex hair styles. If Victorian lady style is not your thing, maybe biker style would be. Maybe have a turkey and fruit bowl atop your head, ha.
Scour flear markets/etsy for cute barettes or if that’s not your style, cool ones (I saw skull hair decorations once).

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