Full circle. So much change, so much that stayed the same.
I wonder what will happen in the next ten years. This time ten years from now, Crystal will likely be through her first semester of college (or hairdressing school, or something else, if she decides she's not ready for college yet). Richard and I will be wondering how we will afford college for both her and Brandon. I hope we're still married. I hope we're still happy. We've been happy for nearly 21 years now. Is 31 years in our future?
Honestly, I can't predict anything. All I know is now.
I'd be willing, ten years from now, to look back. But only for a moment. I don't have time to wallow in it, even the good stuff.
One thing I can guarantee is that, if I'm still alive, I'll still be working at something. And that's the best future I can imagine.
Now, though, laundry needs doing, and Brandon needs the toaster. And I have a novel to revise. Today is all that matters.