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 😊😊😊

A Great Big Smile

Can Brighten Your Day

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—
This morning I woke up smiling really big.. not sure if it was from a dream I had or just because…

Yet whatever the reason it reminded me that we all need to wake up smiling…

There truly is nothing that can “make” you start your day in a shitty mood cause how you start your day is totally in your control…

It doesn’t matter if the kids are screaming, you’re running late, the weather sucks or your stuck in a massive traffic jam.. nothing controls your day but YOU …

No matter what!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ€—πŸ˜‰..

So my friends…

Don’t forget to start your day with a great big smile… Screaming kids and traffic jams only last a little while…

Don’t forget to pause and breathe if things don’t go your way… Remember that YOU’RE in control…

Now Go Have A Beautiful Day πŸ€—πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•

It’s Ok To Change Your Mind

Whenever You Want Too!

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—

Ok so we all know that I’m a sticker freak lol and that I’ve decided to dedicate the back of the bus with pretty and positive vibe stickers πŸ€— well that hasn’t changed yet I just added “Hello World” & “Goodnight Universe” to the front and the back (website will be added later) but the back just wasn’t sitting right with me yet I couldn’t figure out why πŸ€”πŸ€”..

Well… Yesterday I was talking to my dear dear friend Paul who lives in Scotland and I showed him the front and the back of the bus and being the bff that he is.. He called me out on the back saying it looked a little out of place (his exact words I can’t say hahaha) because I had “Goodnight Universe” at the top and right below it I had a map of the USA 😯😫😯…

And it hit me…

How one-sided of me to have “Goodnight Universe” and only the USA map beneath it…😫

So yep I immediately took the USA map down painted it again and put the WORLD map beneath it… 😍

Duh Ricci hahahaha I’m loving it now and it looks way way better….(see pics⬇️⬇️⬇️)

I’m still gonna put the USA map on it so I can see all the states I’m going to but it’s going on the passenger side next to the bus doors instead lol πŸ˜‰

Needless to say my oldest and his fiancee as well as my bestie agreed yet also laughed cause I’m constantly changing stuff… πŸ€—

My point in this is: there’s nothing wrong with changing your mind a million times if you need too… Nothing in life is set in stone so do what’s best for you!!! πŸ˜πŸ’–

Have A Beautiful Day World πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•

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’•

Always Remember The Little Things

They Are What Matters Most

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—πŸ˜€

Ok so yesterday I received a couple things I ordered on Amazon for the bus and talk about funny….

When I went up to the office to pick them up.. I was dancing around like a little kid and the manager asked me what I got that was making me so happy and silly dancing around like a little kid πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—

At first I wasn’t going to show her and then decided why not and opened the big box in front of her…

Well I guess it was a good thing cause she started laughing so hard that she was literally crying which of course made me laugh really hard and then another lady came in… She asked why we were laughing so hard.. We told her and of course she lost it too..

I looked at both of them after we calmed down a bit and said….

“You know you’re a tad touched when you receive a order you placed, you’re dancing around like a kid in a candy store and it’s a toilet!”πŸš½πŸ’ƒsee pics ⬇️

Of course I was happy to receive my USA sticker for the back of the bus too but the toilet is a game changer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Now for most people that’s not anything major πŸ€” but for me OMG… It’s HUGE…

Imagine boondocking in the middle of nowhere with no bathroom..😫

Or…

Being that I am much older than most van lifers lol… Those middle of the night potty breaks…πŸ™„

It would not be too fun going outside behind a bush in the middle of nowhere, in the dark at 3am πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ my luck I’d forget toilet paper and grab a poisen ivy leaf πŸ˜«πŸ˜‚

So my friends…

Don’t forget the little things that always make you smile… Cause it’s always the little things that make life worthwhile πŸš½πŸ’ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ’ƒπŸš½..

Have a wonderful day world πŸ’–

RicciπŸ’•

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’•