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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maphilbertProgress Update

So I have great news to report. I have used even MORE items in my collection of beauty products. It has been much easier since I have them all housed in one area. Can’t miss them. I am working on consolidation for the makeup now- giving some away, purging old products etc. This will more than likely take place after the new year. 6 years ago

maphilbertTo be able to see

This is part organizing/ part trying to solve the beauty product excess issue

I bought a clear storage container (similar to the one above)from Wal-Mart to organise my eye, lip and face products. It puts all the makeup I own in ONE place so I don’t have to search in this drawer or that bag to find it. I am embarrassed to say though that I own WAY WAY WAY more of all three of these than I need to. I’ve heard you should purge your stuff periodically -to keep from catching da cooties. I did a little of this while I was putting stuff in the container, so maybe I don’t own as much as I think.

The only thing I wish I could add in there was my brush roll. I am sure I can get the brushes in the container separately, but I like the whole brush roll concept. Maybe I will just leave it on the top.

My goal for purchasing this is to help cut down on purchasing LIKE or extremely similar items. I literally have 8 shades of brown lip gloss. Not a proud moment 6 years ago

maphilbertAnother one bites da dust.....

Ok so this morning I FINALLY finished another shower gel -one of my favorites too, Cotton Blossom. I am tempted to purchase another one but alas I digress. Keeping my eyes on the PRIZE. Lawd it is hard!!!! It actually hasn’t been that difficult. This is beginning to be less of a tedious challenge and more of a fun one.

Believe it or not I was watching The Real Housewives of Atlanta and the way they ( I say they because I don’t want to reveal those in the group I am not fond of) just do because they can. I have always been uncomfortable/guilty with waste even while in the act. I am a bit more cognizant of wasteful acts and try to do better each time.

I plan over the next couple of weeks or so to have all the shower products in one place and actually LOOK threw my stash BEFORE I head to the stores. Wish me luck 6 years ago


I am working on this. I have completely used one of the upteen facial moisturizers and working on finishing another one. In terms of cleansers, I used up one bar facial soap and am now working on a brand new tube I came across a week ago. To make this goal achievable, I will over the next month began to group like things( cleansers with cleansers, moisturizers with moisturizers, etc.) in a storage container that will be housed in the bathroom for convenience. I will also label to find all the items easier. 6 years ago

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