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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April M

Decided to make a change

I'm doing 31 things

How I did it
How to get an internship
It took me
15 days
It made me

How to get a new job
It took me
1 month
It made me

Recent entries
Take better care of my nails
Starting the Process

So I did my own nails Friday for the first time in the long time. They came out like crap but it’s a start. I want to stop spending money on nail salons so that I can save up. Instead of spending $90 a month to get a gel manicure and pedicure I can just do it myself for free :-). I also joined this website called Julep. It’s pretty cool they mail you nail polish and beauty supplies once a month.

My goal is to ultimately not bite my nails anymore and be able to do my nails once a week and have them look half way decent.

start a blog

I’ve never wrote a blog myself, but I love reading other blogs and learning about people. I started my blog to document what I hope will be an eventful year. I’m ready to try new things and learn about myself in the process.

Have a completely different life by this time next year
Where to start…

I have always had this idea of this type of person I wanted to be. Someone outgoing, thinner, prettier and just put together. I’m definitely not that person. Sure I have a lot of things in my life to be thankful for, I have a loving (pseudo) fiancé, a supportive family, an adorable dog and I was just hired for a job that can open up so many other employment opportunities in the future. I’ve never been happier but I still feel like something is missing.

I have so many things I want to do that I just always stopped myself from doing. I want to learn to enjoy life and do more. I’m almost 24 and I feel like I haven’t really experienced much in my adult life. I know this sounds cliché but the only thing really holding me from achieving my full potential is me. There is absolutely why I can’t be that outgoing, skinny, beautiful put together person I’ve always wanted to be.

I decided instead of just sitting around hoping and waiting for my life to change me into this person, I should take the bull by the horns and do it myself. I want to create a blog to document my progress on truly fulfilling this void that I feel that I have in my life. So I decided to set a goal for myself… I want my life to be completely different by this time next year. I want to be able to look back one day and know that this was truly when my life started.
I know that’s a lot to ask for out of myself but why not. It’s time for a change.

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