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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stop picking my skin

I don’t pick at my face unless I have an outbreak of zits (which I’m very very fortunate is not often the case). However, I’ve been on-and-off picking at my feet, and more recently severely at the skin around my thumbs, for many years. I know I need to kick this nervous habit, because it’s left me with a lot of scar tissue and it’s plain just not healthy. It’s just going to be hard. When Ben noticed I stopped for a few weeks while away at school, but then I just ended up biting my lip until it bled or chewed the inside of my mouth until I had sores. Then finals came and now a new job have just caused me to start outright picking again. I know it’s time for a serious stop to this.

get a car

If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s feeling stuck.

be a better sister

A constant battle because of our distance, struggles with depression, etc. That’s not to say it’s a chore. I’m just still working to find a healthy balance.

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