Valerie is the youngest of two children, born into tragic circumstances that she was fortunately much too young to remember. Her biological father murdered her mother when she was three years old and that dropped her and her brother into a new life with new guardians. Due to this lack of memories, Val had no real issues adjusting to her new life with her half brother and his wife. Though she didn't usually refer to him as a sibling because that just sounded weird. What with him being more of a father than anyone else in her life thus far.
Life was pleasant then. Ordinary and average. Or as ordinary as you can get when you're a witch and all. She shared a room with her big brother and saw the birth of a baby girl who might as well be a sister what with the age difference. And then she had the room to herself when said brother started going to school which was both awesome and sad. Having her own room was great but she missed him. She began hoping to get into school with him as soon as possible.
It drastically changed again however when Matt ended up in a detrimental accident that left him comatose. Unlike when she was 3 years old, this event was stuck to her memory and left Valerie very distressed. After all, she'd grown very attached to Matt. He was all the family she had besides her brother. Or at least all she knew but that changed after the accident where they ended up moving in with another brother, Adam.
Growing attached to Adam wasn't a problem at all. But going to school was a slight one. Rather, it left her with all kinds of conflicted emotions. On the one hand, she wanted to stay with Adam and Cass... what if she was gone and something bad happened to them? Matt got hurt when he was alone. And didn't her mother also pass alone? No one really told her any details but she didn't think anyone was there for her... But her brother was going to school now too. And what if while she was at home, something happened to Aiden?? She didn't know what to do!
That sense of being helpless made it easy for the adults to convince her to go attend school. It took a load off her shoulder she hadn't been prepared to deal with. And eventually after a given time, the anxiety went away, leaving her to be mostly a regular witch teen.
As of right now, Valerie doesn't have a clear vision of the future for herself. She's hoping inspiration will hit her by the time she reaches her brother's age.