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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Kristina in Debary is doing 32 things including…

feel pretty

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Kristina has written 2 entries about this goal

Starting to feel pretty

I don’t know what has happened, but lately I am feeling less and less ugly. I am down to 180-185 pounds, size 14. I’m getting out of my apartment more, going out with friends to clubs and what not… getting all dressed up, hair done and make up… the whole works and last night I had a party and a camera was passed around and I saw the pictures today when I developed them and there were some of me and I looked at my pictures and thought to myself…. “wow, I actually look good there”. :-)

Why can't I?

Why can’t I feel pretty? I just don’t understand why I have to hate the way I look so damn much and I don’t understand why no matter who tells me that I’m pretty, I just don’t buy it. I was 280, size 24 back in September of 2004 when I started my diet, I went on a diet to be more healthy and to help myself feel pretty. I’m now down to 200, size 16 and yet I still don’t feel pretty. Family, friends…. you can be anyone and I just don’t buy it whenever I am told.

I don’t think I’m pretty, I don’t feel pretty… I don’t get it. I just wish I could feel pretty….. I just wish I could look in the mirror and love what I see… I just wish…

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