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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Lauren Elizabeth Richards

is trying to feel beautiful when she looks in the mirror.

I'm doing 39 things

Lauren Elizabeth Richards's Life List

  1. 1. Not feel ugly
    1 entry
    193 people
  2. 2. Dance in the rain
    2,495 people
  3. 3. Read at least one book each month
    261 people
  4. 4. Care less about what people think of me
    554 people
  5. 5. NaNoWriMo
    88 people
  6. 6. do my best at school
    3 people
  7. 7. Find someone who loves me for me
    405 people
  8. 8. Embrace your personal style and beauty
    98 people
  9. 9. get rid of things I don't need
    239 people
  10. 10. Improve my self-esteem
    975 people
  11. 11. Believe in myself
    1,343 people
  12. 12. Get at least one person to smile every day.
    25 people
  13. 13. Work out by doing activities you loved as a kid
    7 people
  14. 14. forgive
    1,036 people
  15. 15. enjoy life
    1,435 people
  16. 16. keep my blog updated
    222 people
  17. 17. get a new attitude about "ME"
    4 people
  18. 18. actually have fun
    3 people
  19. 19. get married
    21,332 people
  20. 20. be more positive
    2,864 people
  21. 21. overcome my fear of cockroaches
    1 person
  22. 22. lose weight
    42,100 people
  23. 23. get a love letter
    76 people
  24. 24. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    1 entry
    2,965 people
  25. 25. have a donkey
    1 person
  26. 26. dropping two dress-sizes as a team :) will you join us?
    7 people
  27. 27. create a list on
    1 person
  28. 28. be more outgoing
    1 entry
    2,787 people
  29. 29. Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful.
    871 people
  30. 30. have better posture
    7,978 people
  31. 31. To live instead of exist
    11,477 people
  32. 32. eat less
    680 people
  33. 33. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  34. 34. get my driver's license
    5,140 people
  35. 35. learn to crochet
    1,124 people
  36. 36. meditate
    1 entry
    3,300 people
  37. 37. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    7,806 people
  38. 38. grow my hair long
    1 entry
    3,836 people
  39. 39. Go somewhere I've never been before
    8 people
Recent entries
grow my hair long

I was so close to getting my hair perfect and then I got a bad haircut. :/

Either way it’s about 22 inches from the top of my head when straightened.

Tried and failed, but trying again.

We did this in my psychology class and I couldn’t make it into the meditative state. Someday, I hope to be able to shut out the world and my brain (which never shuts up) and be at one with myself.

be more outgoing

It’s getting to the point where I’m almost scared to talk with people. I just want to branch out and feel less self-conscious all the time.

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