Miss Val

Want Need

Need It? or Want It?

I have always been fascinated by the subtlety of words and their meanings. Too many of us get in the habit of saying things that we don’t mean, myself included. My current reference is when we say we need something when what we really mean is that we want something. This struck me the other day when I was having a discussion with a young …


The M Word.

I work with millennials every day. Yes, they quite often drive me crazy. However, I think it’s time we give millennials a break. After all, aren’t they just a product of the prosperity that the generation before them enjoyed? They have the luxury of pursuing their futures (sports, education, arts, etc.) at the expense of not learning how to grind through the daily minutia of …

Hitting a Wall

Hitting the Wall

I have been long accused of cramming way too much stuff into my days. Guilty as Charged. However, I’ve realized after being accused of this for 30 years that it’s how I like it. Now don’t go getting all Dr. Phil on me… I don’t fill my days with nonsense just to feel “busy” or to avoid anything that I don’t want to acknowledge. I …