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 21 things

How I did it
How to learn to fire dance
It took me
8 months
It made me

How to do a fire hoop.
It took me
1 day
It made me
Very proud and happy

Recent entries
learn to fire dance
Hey! I've done it now!

I’m not sure if I can mark this off, since I’ve only done it once, but that’s certainly a start! came to Austin and gave a fire-hooping tutorial. Here I am!

It was so powerful. I felt strong and invincible and sexy and amazing! I can’t wait to do it again, but we are so often in a burn ban that it probably won’t be something I get to do with any regularity.

The hoop was so much heavier than mine and a little bigger, too. I was so scared to drop it, but I managed to float it up and down and chest hoop and even rock a few angles with it.

hula hoop every day
A goal never finished

This feels like one of those ongoing things :] There have been a few days I haven’t hooped in the past five months, and I think all of them have been due to illness. It’s hard to have a bad day while you’re hooping.

feel beautiful without wearing makeup (read all 2 entries…)
It's been almost 9 months

I’ve worn makeup on a few occasions in the past 9 months, but not every day. I have found that my “normal” view of myself has changed—now it’s not odd to see myself without makeup, it’s odd to see me with makeup on. This is good. This feels good. It feels genuine. Normal skin tone doesn’t have to be perfect and even. I’m working on this.

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