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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Rae is doing 31 things including…

get a new hairstyle

13 cheers


Rae has written 3 entries about this goal

Short hair!

On a bit of a whim, I had my hair cut short. I never felt like my hair looked good and I even tried some quality products but they were not very effective in eastern NC humidity. My hairdresser said I have talked about it long enough and he cut it. I went back on Friday for a trim and highlights. It is even shorter now. The haircut feels bolder and more purposeful than I feel I am but perhaps I will catch up to it. My mom and Jeff say it looks good – I am not sure it looks great on me but it feels great and I don’t stress about it every morning.

Sort of new

My hairdresser said my hair was too long and cut it shorter with some layers. It feels good and looks great when I blow it dry. It isn’t a drastic difference but it is better. It also helps that I found some good products to combat the humidity and resulting frizz.


I am going to get highlights on Wednesday but I doubt I will change the style too much. I would like to go shorter but I am not ready yet. I also ordered some anti-frizz products. I know, these things rarely perform the way they promise but I succumbed.

Rae has gotten 13 cheers on this goal.


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