Be Happy Be You

It’s really not that hard

Hello My Friends πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’–

Just sitting here playing with different apps because I want to share my journey with you once I get on the road…

My whole page will be changing to reflect the journey I’m about to embark on…

My poems will still be written by me yet the photos will be all mine, showing and reflecting where I am and my thoughts as always. 😊

The journey I’m about to embark on living in a bus, and traveling all over, is not only a new life, new chapter journey, it is also a healing journey, a journey to spread my son’s ashes at all the places we wanted to see..

While honoring him and finding me 😊

My hope is that my journey can help others that have lost a child know that they too can live, love and carry the pain in a different way, a way that doesn’t knock them on their ass like it did to me.

A learning too let go journey…

Not to forget…

But to LIVE…. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– …

Click on the video it’s actually kinda cute haha 😊😊😊

Don’t Let A Bad 5 Minutes

Ruin Your Whole Day

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—

It truly baffles me when something shitty happens, no matter if it’s huge or if it’s tiny, we tend to hold on to it for so long that it ruins our day or days for that matter 🀨🀨🀨

This weekend I allowed a shitty situation to take over my whole weekend 🀬 why?? I don’t know…

It’s not like I could control it…

It’s not like it was done TO me intentionally and even if it was there’s absolutely nothing I could do about it yet I let it control me, make me angry, make me get all stressed out, then depressed blah blah blah…

When in all reality because there was nothing I could do I should’ve just processed it and let it go 🀨🀨.

Now I’m not saying that I should’ve stuffed my feelings about it..

Never do that..

Yet once I processed it and figured out what I needed to do, if anything, I should’ve just let it go and moved on…

But nooooooooo I allowed it to swell up in my head and ruin my weekend 😩

It wasn’t until last night when a couple of amazing women I’m in a group with asked me about my old GoFundMe account and it dawned on me that sweating it was truly a waste of time all I needed to do was ask for help 😞

It’s always been really hard for me to ask for help and it still is… Even though I know that my NOT asking for help denies others the same pleasure and good feeling I get when I help someone..

Go figure huh 😩 😩

My point in all this is… Don’t allow a bad 5 minutes to ruin your day or get you stuck on stupid… it’s so much easier to move on when you don’t sweat the small stuff..

And remember…

There’s nothing wrong with asking for help when you really need to.. You know how good it feels when you help someone… So don’t deny the good feeling it gives to others when they want help you!!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–…

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•

Setbacks Don’t Define You

It’s How You Handle Them That Does

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—
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Why does it always seem like when everything is going good, you feel like it’s smooth sailing and you’re so close to finishing something, BAMπŸ’₯ you get slapped hard with something that sets you back big-time🀬😑

The past couple days, in between the rain, I finished putting the flowers and butterfly stickers up the sides of the bus, I replaced ALL the running lights bulbs and covers, I added elastic to the shelving so things don’t fly off the shelves (see pics⬇️),I secured the fridge and got everything I need to install the ladder on the back plus more and then..

BAMπŸ’₯

I find out today that I have to move the bus to it’s own site because the rules state there cannot be 2 RV’s in one site 🀨🀬🀨

Now technically we all know that the bus is NOT a fully self-contained RV yet because I do sleep in it and cook in it etc.. The manager and owner of the park are being…(best not say what I’d like too) and I have no choice but to move to another site or move the bus over to storage which I can’t do because there’s no electricity in storage and I need electricity to finishing working on itπŸ˜”..

So $635 total for me to move to another site starting Tuesday to June 9th..Which not only pushes my departure date back over 2 weeks, It also means I literally cannot spend a dime between now and then and it totally depletes my emergency road savings 😭 so I’ve got to make sure everything is totally on point now..😩

Does this upset me and throw a wrench in my plans..

Yep big-time..

Yet I cannot and will not allow it to beat me down..🀨..

My point in all this is that setbacks happen, they’re a part of life…

Even if no fault of your own, you have two choices..

You can either let it break you or you can stay strong and keep moving forward…

for me I only have one coffee and that is to keep going no matter what πŸ˜‰πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‰.

So my friends no matter what life throws at you… Don’t give up… Life really sucks when you love with regrets so keep moving forward no matter what!!! You’ll get to where you’re going eventually and as I always say… Even baby steps get you to your goals and dreams 😘

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•

Baby Steps Can Motivate

Get You Where You Need To Be

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—πŸ’–

When I first got the bus I was all determined to get it totally converted in a month or two max… Haha haha well we know that didn’t happen cause 7 months later and I’m still doing things to it πŸ€”πŸ™„

Not that it’s a bad thing at all cause I’m actually glad that I’m taking my time so that hopefully there won’t be too many changes needed once I hit the road… πŸ˜‰

I’ve been making jewelry and working with polymer clay for a long time and I’m one that needs to know where everything is and very organized when it comes to all my crafty”stuff” and storing tools and supplies in see-through stackable shoe boxes always helped in that manner… πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰

Well knowing that I wanted to bring that “stuff” with me in the bus so I have things to do on my down days.. I was going bonkers trying to figure out how to stack them in a place that was easily accessible so I didn’t hurt my back trying to get to them and in a way that they wouldn’t fall all over the place while I drive πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

I tried so many things and was getting so frustrated and truly felt defeated..so I put it on the back burner for a while and this weekend it was like a light blub went off in my head…

I have all this room under my bed since I moved the fridge and two ways to access stuff under there…

Duh Ricci…

So I built a bookshelf and woo hoo perfect solution lol… See pics ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

My point in all this is that we get so wrapped up in the big picture and looking at the end result that we can lose our motivation and feel defeated… Sometimes all we need to do is step back, take a break and the answers will come… πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰..

Go figure huh…

Have a great night world πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•

Balance

The Key To A Better Week

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—.

This morning I was reading an article about a corporation in India that actually has scheduled meditation breaks for all their employees and it made me wonder why we don’t do that tooπŸ€”πŸ™„

When we go to work we may get breaks yet do we really take them to stop and breath or do we take them to chit chat, go run an errand or not take them at all and just continue working?πŸ€”

We rarely balance out our week cause we are so accustomed to just working working working and we wonder why by mid week we can’t wait for the weekend to get here and by Friday we’re burnt outπŸ˜₯…

hmm makes no sense huh?!?

So my friends..

Don’t forget to balance your week with a little bit of play time too.. it will make your week a lot better and it’s good for your mind and body too 😏

Have a beYOUtiful week world πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Family Is Everything

Don’t Forget To Show You Care

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—.

Yesterday was an amazing day for me…

My oldest and my soon to be daughter-in-law basically kidnapped me for a surprise date day πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ€—

They took me to a fairy festival, took me to lunch at an amazing Vietnamese restaurant, took me to the beach and then took me to dinner too…

It was an amazing day and a beautiful surprise πŸ’—πŸ€—

When we got back home, for some reason while I was sitting on my bed in the bus, I got really emotional and started crying..

I thought about my beautiful daughter in Arizona who I miss dearly and can’t wait to see this summer and I of course thought about my son Michael whose physical being I miss so very much😒

It made me think about how easily we forget to tell our family how much we love and appreciate them πŸ€”πŸ™„

It’s so easy to compliment others and thank them for all we do.. Yet we forget to tell our family how much we love and appreciate them too…

So today I dedicate my post to my family and show them lots of love… And that also goes to my son that’s up in heaven above … Pics below⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇

So my friends don’t forget your family cause they are always there… Tell them that you love them & show them that you care β€πŸ’—β€

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Gratitude Is Everything

So Be Grateful For All You’ve Got

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—πŸ€—

Every morning when I open my eyes the first thing I do is look out the window to see what the weather is like, I look up to the sky, say thank you, say good morning to my fur babies and go about my daily routine πŸ˜‰

It’s something I’ve always done and a few weeks ago when I started growing the herbs for the bus, I added saying good morning, misting and watering them to my morning routine so I wouldn’t forget to do it … πŸ€—

The weather was never one that bothered me or made my day yucky cause that’s something I definitely don’t have control of plus I love the rain (it doesn’t show where I live but I always liked it too)

This morning after doing my daily routine I felt an almost overwhelming feeling of gratitude and I couldn’t help but think about all the things I am truly grateful forπŸ€”

I thought about how grateful we all should be as soon as we open our eyes in the morning β€οΈπŸ™β€οΈ

Now I’m not by any means religious yet I do believe in a power greater than myself.

For some that may be God and for some that may mean the universe as a whole..

Yet for me I do believe in the power of positivity and the power of gratitude…

When we are positive we are surrounded by positivity and when we are truly grateful we tend to receive more to be grateful for…

It’s the law of attraction which I do fully believe in πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ€—
So my friend remember that every day is a blessing, it’s a gift that’s been given to you… Always be grateful for what you have… Be grateful for another new day too! πŸ€—πŸ€—

Happy First Day Of Spring 🌸❀

Ricci πŸ’•