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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ailismum in Edinburgh is doing 37 things including…

learn to like myself


ailismum has written 1 entry about this goal

I realised I like myself when I accepted myself

Perhaps I stopped hating my body, not sure when. Ironically, when I hated my body it was much younger and in much better shape than it is now. I like myself as a whole being – my body, my face, my thoughts and opinions. I’m ok with being human, having problems, failing at things. I used to put so much conscious thought into self improvement, I think to be honest perhaps I couldn’t get things into perspective.
Sure I’d like to be fitter, thinner, richer, prettier, and all those things, but I honestly don’t think any of those things would change me.
I’m nicer to be around now I’m happier; and I enjoy genuinely giving to others – care and attention mostly.
I like being lazy and reading for hours and not doing the housework, if I’m in the mood to. I am very content. I don’t self-chastise.


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