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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dragonfly35 in San Diego is doing 19 things including…

Take better care of my appearance

14 cheers


dragonfly35 has written 11 entries about this goal

This is a weird goal for me...

It’s almost like saying “be more vain” ~ which is the opposite of what I’m trying to do in general in so many ways. Recently, I’ve become very comfortable with how I look and less insecure, which is a good thing, but as a result, I’ve stopped spending time and money on improving my appearance.

As a teacher, people look at me all day. Generally, I have the clothes to look professional at my ESL teaching job, and I don’t think I should need to wear makeup or spend more time doing my hair to look professional. Ironically, I think people care more about my appearance as a yoga teacher. Also, as a yoga teacher, parts of my body that are hidden when I teach English are exposed to view and/or are more salient to my students.

I don’t actually want to start being vain or insecure about my appearance, obviously, nor do I want to be someone I’m not. I do want to be better about some basic maintenance things, especially keeping my hands and feet looking presentable, putting oil or lotion on my legs when they get dry, and doing OCM more regularly again. Also, making sure I have appropriate clothes, shoes, bags, etc. for all my jobs and getting my hair cut before it starts looking too shaggy.

dragonfly35 has gotten 14 cheers on this goal.


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