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 23 things

How I did it
How to go to trinidad
It took me
7 days
It made me

How to grow my hair into very long dreadlocks
It took me
4 months
It made me
satisfied and happy

Recent entries
stop wearing pants
They're okay under dresses.

I still like wearing pants under short dresses and tunics. Otherwise it’s skirts and dresses all the way.

cover most of my hair when not at home (read all 6 entries…)
One year!

It’s been about a year since I started covering again. It’s been fine, thanks be to God! God willing, I will continue.

become a social worker (read all 3 entries…)
BSW done!

You have to have an MSW and a license to be considered a social worker in DC. I plan to start grad school in fall 2013.

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