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 5 things

How I did it
How to stop Picking At My Face
It took me
6 years
It made me
more confident!

Recent entries
Stop Picking At My Face
all i can say is i hate looking at my face!

i don’t know how long it’s been, but i feel like i have pick my face for what seems to be forever. The thing is, i remember in elementary and jr high school i always was proud of my hair and skin, i never broke out. But something happened, even though i never had zits, i felt like i did, and i feel like i do! i mean i am constantly sitting in front of the mirror, not admiring myself, but rather hating myself and just rubbing my fingers over my face feeling for possible white heads or bumps or i don’t know, anything i can squeeze, usually all i get is oil and blood, then it heels, to a scab, and i pick it again, sometimes it hurts or just bothers me until i can’t stand it i could be watching a movie or even in class in the middle of an exam, i will excuse myself and hurry to the bathroom to just feel for whatever it is stirring in my pores…
the funny thing is i almost enjoy the sensation while puncturing my face with a needle or my nails (that i finally stopped biting)then when its over i want to cry, not because of the pain, but because of how hideous i have made my face look.

i just moved from america to dubai so my husband could work, and i just got a job as a makeup artist with mac, i mean god, i don’t want to scare anyone away! i want clients who can trust me,how can they when i look like i have acne… tonight i was invited to a birthday party in the burj al arab, the big building that is shaped like a sail, this is a big deal i am supposed to look really nice, but this morning and last night i told myself no, don’t pick at you face, don’t do it, and still, my magnet hands go straight for my face!!!!
right now i am protecting myf ace with olive oil infused vasiline stuff, cause i think i dried it out by washing my face like 3 times a day with clinique 3 step anti acne solution, haha the thing is i don’t think i have acne, i just feel like i do…
do i make sense?
is it stress, is it insecurities, is it ocd?
what the hell?


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