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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Indulge myself in 5 different unnecessary and frivolous professional beauty treatments not because anyone will notice or that I care that much what I look like, but because it feels good to pamper yourself and look out for number one once in a while

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joie de vivre, here until the endUmmalina

After the stresses of resigning from the board, I used my birthday present from my husband, and spent three hours at Ummalina’s.

The psychological highlight for me was the “Oceana” tub. For me it was like a mikvah, a ritual of rebirth, of cleansing off what was old, and preparing to move into a new phase of my life. 6 years ago


joie de vivre, here until the endhair cut

I suppose I shouldn’t look on this as “frivolous”, but I haven’t had a hair cut in about 2 years.

I also had my synophrys removed. 6 years ago


joie de vivre, here until the end#2 and #3

I had the second manicure of my life. It’s not the polish that’s the big deal – although it’s nice to have it professionally applied. It’s having the cuticles trimmed and the area around the nails feeling “groomed”.

And I had my eyebrows waxed. I have the original, black, heavy unibrow, and I’ve never had my eyebrows waxed, ever. I felt like a glamor queen when I was done! Wow! I asked my kids, “I did something to change my appearance – can you guess what it is?” No, I didn’t have my nipples pierced – sheesh! So, maybe it isn’t noticeable to anyone else. But I sure can tell – and I think it looks great. 6 years ago


joie de vivre, here until the endfeh

I got a pedicure, but I mussed up the big toe on my (slightly larger) right foot.

However, I really like the place I got it from. It was busy. The place is run by a loud, nasally-voiced and warm-spirited Vietnamese woman, and there were two other middle-aged Vietnamese women working there. They all seemed to have a jolly spirit. If you were looking for a quiet, relaxing place, this is not it. But it had a happy vibe, and the prices were right, and it’s within walking distance of the house. 6 years ago


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