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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be beautiful
Work on Inside and Outside

I think women who are happy with themselves and kind and confident are beautiful. I also buy into American stereotypes, I admit it, and think women who take good care of their bodies, hair, skin and health are beautiful. I need work on both. I could stand to lose about 25 lbs, so I’m going to work on that first for my “outside” work, and I could definitely work on projecting kindness, so that’s what I’m going to work on first for the “inside”. I will also working on developing a sense of personal style, not worrying about what other people think, and taking impeccable care of my whole body, from my hair down to my toenails. But one thing at a time, I think. Hey, if I lose 25 lbs, I’ll have less surface area to work on! ha ha ha. So to begin this goal, I will exercise more and make better choices about what I eat, to facilitate weight loss, and make consciously kind choices and remember to SMILE.


That’s what I have to do everyday…remember to SMILE.

A friend of mine says that fat women are more cheerful and happy .Does it mean they are more beautiful?

Mmmm. . .good point

I know some “overweight” women who are totally happy and it shows. I think happy people are better looking than miserable people, fat or thin. But I would disagree with the blanket statement that fat women are more cheerful, I know too many heavy women who are miserable, hate their bodies, and are less beautiful because of it. So. . . do I accept my chubbiness, relish it and become beautiful through self-peace, self-love and self-confidence? Or do I lose a few pounds and become beautiful through being healthier, proud of an accomplishment, self-confidnece and a nicer ass? Or a bit of both? Loving my body for its accomplishments like running a 5K, or lifting a 50 lb 5 year old on my shoulders and walking around Legoland all day, perhaps dropping a dress size in the process? I’m not proud of the vanity, I recognize its foolishness, but recognizing it hasn’t yet made it go away, I’m afraid. Good point, you made me think!! Thank you!

FranRachel is living the life of a teacher!

inside out...

I just recently shed 25 pounds the opposite way, I decided to make my insides fit and lovely and the weight just came off…I found the better I feel about my insides, the more I take care to have my outsides match…just wanted to share…cheers to you!!

Thank you for sharing

Tell me more about your decision to change your insides first? Was it a conscious decision? What did you do to start?

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