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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I'm doing 6 things

Claire's Life List

  1. 1. stop biting my nails
    8 entries . 6 cheers
    7,260 people
  2. 2. get a job
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    12,585 people
  3. 3. pay off my debt
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,203 people
  4. 4. Give blood
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2,979 people
  5. 5. Save money
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    16,491 people
  6. 6. get my teeth whitened
    342 people

How I did it
How to get a job
It took me
10 months
It made me

Recent entries
stop biting my nails (read all 8 entries…)
I've almost stopped

I’ve stopped biting eight of my nails. Recently I have only been biting my thumb nails occasionally. It has actually been fairly easy but I have been wearing false nails quite often which obviously makes it impossible for me to bite them.

My next step is to completely get rid of the nail to mouth impulse which I do still have and to stop biting my thumb nails.

After that I need to work on the condition of my nails, years of biting and poor care has left them weak and messy and the false nails aren’t helping. But I’m going to make sure the impulse to bite is completely gone before I stop wearing false nails and start trying to strengthen my nails.

stop biting my nails (read all 8 entries…)
I'm back to biting again...

I think my biting ban only ever lasts a couple of weeks tops. I need to stop, they look so horrible. During the summer I wore false nails constantly, I want to be able to paint my own nails and look after them, rather than hide them away under pieces of plastic.

I loved the feeling of having long, lovely nails so I really want to stop. I feel like I have literally tried everything time and time again. I’m going to start applying strengthener and stop’n’grow again to deter me, so hopefully it works again, and then I can just attempt to push past and finally quit once and for all.

Wish me luck!?

get a job (read all 4 entries…)
I got a Job

... Actually I got two! I’ve been looking (maybe not quite as hard as I should have been) for over a year and I finally got something. I am now working for two contract cleaning companies, to be honest it’s not what I wanted, but it’ll definitely do until I can found something better. And although it’s not ideal, the people I work with are lovely, it’s fairly flexible and the hours suit my studying requirements so I really can’t complain.

One of the positions requires a couple of really early starts, which took a bit of time to adjust to but I think it is actually been really beneficial.

Another benefit is that by completing this goal I am getting closer to being able to complete others: I’m getting better at getting up when my alarm goes off and soon I should be able to start saving some money and paying off my debt, so all in all it’s definitely a step in the right direction.

I’m going to keep applying for other jobs. Ideally I would like a retail position. I’m going to keep trying, but it feels good to have actually finally got somewhere with this goal and it’s great to have a regular income.

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