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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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gypsyroad is doing 21 things including…

grow my hair past my waist

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gypsyroad has written 5 entries about this goal

getting there...

My guess is for another…. hm, maybe two months or so. It’s grown plenty since summer, and when its straight it reaches only just to my waist, but I dont count that since my hair is usually all frizzy and insane.


I miss swishing my hair around… :[

Four months...

Since I cut it, and it’s grown a few inches, I believe. Which is strange, I didn’t know hair grew that fast. Anyway, judging by that it should be just past my waist this time next year :D


It’s gonna take forever :(
I’m really happy I cut it, though, it’s way healthier now. I guess I should have cut the ends more often, cause my hair really did look… mistreated, when it was really long. Now it’s all bouncy again.
My only problem is that people seem to have agreed that my optimal hair length is the one I have now, aka creepishly short for my standards. But in the end I suppose I don’t really care. I love having long hair, and this time I’m not going to let it go all frizzy and split-ended and so on, I’ll make sure it stays nice and curly, like it’s meant to :)
(PS picture is me with short hair)

I cut it all off!!

I used to have hair to my waist (longer if I uncurled it, although I never did), and this summer a friend of mine cut it, its not just longer than shoulder length. Looks-wise Im a short hair person, it suits my face better, but I loved having long hair, when it tickles your arms, keeps you warm in winter, and the way it falls onto your back when you’re taking a shower :)
I miss my long hair :(

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