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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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Mickey Moo in Wellington is doing 16 things including…

stop picking my skin

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Mickey Moo has written 3 entries about this goal

I will mark this as done,

Because I think I am better than what I was five years ago. I still have my moments but I think gone are the days when I see photos of myself and my skin is covered in scabs.

The odd thing now is that I pick more on the rest of my body – my arms and my legs. But even then it could be worse and I think is more related to when I’m stressed. So eliminate the stress is more the goal.

Possible causes.

When I had a bad picking weekend a few days ago, it was because I was lonely and felt bad about myself. The worse I felt, the more I wanted to pick. I have got to the stage now where as long as I feel ok, I can ignore my spots and lumps. A while ago, I wanted to attack anything that resembled a blemish.

The most important thing has been learning not to touch my face – this is what causes the spots and also makes me aware of the ones that are there. Touch face, feel a lump then become so obsessed I squeeze the life out of it. I didn’t realise how much of a habit touching my face was. Wearing makeup helps because I don’t like touching the makeup. Also being really strict about the the time I spend infront of the mirror.

Sometimes I look at my face sans makeup and I’m still really unhappy with my face, which makes me want to pick more… But I guess we’ve all got things we still have to work through.

Keeping my nails short didn’t do much for me because it didn’t get rid of why I wanted to pick.

I was doing so well.

Then this weekend kind of undid it all.

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