Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet

When It’s Time to Let Goals Go

Getting more done isn’t always the point

I have this thing about goals

I set them for myself with near-religious zeal, from the overarching (live my life to the full) to the trivial (water the houseplants today before noon). I’m the person who is driven by a calendar, by reminders on my phone, by To Do lists — which are everywhere: on my…



“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays and occasional poems that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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Jan M Flynn

Writer & educator. The Startup, Writing Cooperative, P.S. I Love You, The Ascent, more. Award-winning short fiction. Visit me at