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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Sera* in Denver is doing 18 things including…

Grow my hair out

5 cheers


Sera* has written 5 entries about this goal

My wonderful niece...

...Amanda did my highlights for me. So, now I look like a real girl!

I will consider this goal finished...

...when I no longer need to clip up the sections by my face. I suppose these were once my bangs, but right now, I’d call them annoying. My hope is that I can get highlights and a trim before my trip to Mexico. And the crazy part of me would like a perm for the summer. How pretty would ringlets be for Toronto?

Very soon, I will need...

...a hair cut! My hair is doing a wierd mullet kind of thing. It’s not pretty, so I need to change it. A trim and new highlights will bring me back to the land of the living, I hope.

Next week...

...I’m getting highlights and a trim!

Colour and progress

As you can see by the pictures, my hair is not only longer but much blonder! It happens every year, I want to be a red-head for winter, and a blond for summer. However, and this is kinda’ neat, when I dream about myself, I still always have long, blond hair. I suppose it’s my “residual self image,” like in the Matrix. I’m eager to be able to pull it all back or stack it on my head again. That should happen by fall.

Sera* has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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