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please don’t tell me this has been in vain

I was doing work at Starbucks today, as has become the routine, and I was listening to a playlist on my iPod. The song “Kill” by Jimmy Eat World came on and there were some lyrics that stood out to me. They struck a chord with the way I feel about certain things in my […]

i am veruca salt

Yes, the character from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory who sings,”I don’t care how, I want it now!” I’ve realized that she has been my subconscious idol ever since I saw her dance and sing across my TV screen, moaning about needing goose eggs. I get it. I’ve been there. I’m extremely impatient about […]

war of my life

So it’s that time of the year when I start to evaluate where I am in my life and I get seriously nervous. There’s something more for me out there that I can’t seem to grasp. It’s kind of annoying to have this constant thick layer of frustration in my life that I would I […]

i’m not a genius but i have a genius

The following video is from a talk given by “Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert. It’s good stuff, and she’s so freaking right-on about how people perceive people who choose a career that is based in creativity.

i just want something real

The more I learn about business and “the real world” the less I want to do with it. At some point I have to pull the trigger on the things that I really, really want. I guess I am right now. I’m doing things but I don’t know that I’m doing enough. I need to […]