Don’t Compare

Just Be Real

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends

Yesterday a couple organizations that I follow on IG and whose blogs I follow, had a really big controversial comment debate about diversity, including everyone and how there are so many orgs that say they embrace diversity, are inclusive and believe in equality for everyone, yet their pages and what they post only show the “bright” side of things..

They never show the “real reality of things” they only show the fluff πŸ€”

And although I chose not to partake in the debate, I actually agree with the comments that were made πŸ™„

Social media does have a way of hiding the real deal and although I do not hide my feelings about anything on my page or in my blog, most do only show the fluff, leaving out the struggles and issues that we all face in life πŸ€” whether it be about van life, camping, hiking or whatever…

People tend to make things look like they are perfect when in all reality we know life isn’t perfect.. and no matter what there are struggles, breakdowns, breakups etc..πŸ™„

My point in all this is…

Don’t compare yourself to anyone, don’t hide who you really are and if you’re an organization that says that you embrace diversity then SHOW IT…

Say what you mean…

Mean what you say…

And when it comes to social media…

SHOW that you’re real don’t just talk about it…

Talk is cheap as we know and actions do speak louder than words…

So just be real people…

It’s not hard to do!!!

Ricci πŸ’•

Indecision Is A Decision

Make A Decision That’s Right For You

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends

For the past few months I’ve been driving myself crazy about the little fridge I bought when I first got the bus πŸ€” I thought it would be big enough for my needs and slowly but surely I wound up not liking it at all cause I truly couldn’t put anything in it… πŸ˜•.. like not even a gallon of anything or fruits and veggies

I kept going back and forth in my head mainly because I couldn’t figure out the wattage a bigger one would use and if the inverter I have would be able to keep it running 24/7 😲😡

Well after months of being indecisive.. I decided that since I will be living in the bus indefinitely and it will truly be my home on wheels, I took the plunge, got a bigger one WHICH I LOVE (pics below) lifted my bed so it would fit underneath and turned the area where the little fridge was into my pantry and I couldn’t be happier… πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ€—.. My inverter is more than enough to run the new fridge too😁😊

I had help building the pantry too… NOT…😸 Meet Boots 😼 he’s my other baby and is constantly trying to help me with the bus.. Hahaha help me by getting in my way, playing with the cords etc…😼😼😼.. But he is a lover and a bed hog too 😻😻😻..

Needless to say…

My point in all this is that our minds can send mixed signals and really confuse us too… Indecision is a decision my friends so make a choice that works best for you!!! πŸ™„πŸ˜πŸ™„..

So here’s the update with my mini fridge and my pantry and my furry little helper haha… Have a beautiful day world πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Going Around A Roundabout

Slow Down & Pace Things Out

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends

Why is it that when Mondays come around we hit the gate running only to be all worn out by the end of the week???πŸ€”

This morning when I woke up my head was going so fast with all the things I want to get done this week that I felt like my head was driving around a roundabout 😡 Stuck in the inside lane when I needed to be on the outside lane 😲

So needless to say I had to step back, slow down and prioritize not only my today list, but my this week list too..πŸ˜•

So instead of running out the gate, learn to pace things out… This way your head won’t feel like you’re going around a roundabout πŸ™ƒπŸ˜πŸ™ƒ

Have a great move a little slower Monday my friends πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ€—

Ricci πŸ’•

Always Be True

To You

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends

I’ve never been one to sugar coat anything and have actually been told I can be brutally honest sometimes yet for me I’d rather have someone tell me the outright truth even if I may not want to hear it then to sugar coat or patronize me πŸ™„

Well…

Yesterday I got a tad hard on the mom of the little boy I babysit…

ok not a tad… I did let her have it…

And afterwards I thought oops maybe that was a little harsh… And just as I went to apologize to her for being so harsh.. She came up to me, gave me a big hug and thanked me for basically calling her on her shit… Then proceeded to tell me that’s why she loves me so much 😱

It made me take a look at myself and actually made me smile because looking back I realized I’ve always been this way… It’s just who I am πŸ˜‰

We always tend to be harder on ourselves and although I’ve made bad choices throughout my life, have been hurt and have hurt, have trusted the wrong people, have given, been taken from and have made lots of mistakes…

The bottom line is….

I’m me…

And honestly I wouldn’t change a thing…πŸ™„

It’s taken me a long time to like…No to love who I am and to embrace my good and bad sides…To accept who I am and make changes when necessary… And I’m ok with who I am today 😁

I guess my point is…

Learn to love who you are and to embrace all that you are…

If there’s something you don’t like within yourself…

Change it…

Just remember YOU ARE YOU and don’t change for anyone.. except you..

Just always be true to YOU πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Take Time To Be Alone

It’s Very Good For You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—.

The last few days I’ve been doing a lot of things in the bus.. Kinda like nesting…

Getting things situated where I want them, getting organized, building a new bench that turns into a bed and setting up routes, places and people I wanna see and basically just getting ready to get ready to hit the road 😯…

I’ve also been doing a lot of contemplating and being that my journey in the bus is only 3 months away, I got really sad about my son and my dog not being physically here with me 😒 ..

Of course I know they will always be with me, yet I’m also fully aware that I’ll have sad days too and that’s also ok 😒😒..

So I took a few days to process my thoughts and let my feelings out for a while… Then last night I released them and today I woke up with a smile…

So remember that when you’re up in your head.. that being alone is ok… process your thoughts then release them and wake up to a brand new day πŸ’—πŸ€—πŸ’—..

Have a fantabulous day world πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Don’t Ever Take Your Anger

Out On Someone Else

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends

I wasn’t going to post today but I just experienced something really cool that we don’t get to see to often 😱 I was picking up a few things at my least favorite store yet the only one in the little town I’m in, and as I was walking up to the register I overheard a very nasty customer screaming at the cashier… 😠

It was very obvious that the poor cashier couldn’t do anything about an item that was out of stock, yet the customer did and said everything nasty that she could to try to get the cashier upset and make it out to be her fault..😱..

Yet the cashier kept calm and didn’t even make a face at the nasty person…😏

Just as I got to the end of the line, a lady and gentlemen walked up to the nasty customer and said…

“It’s not her fault they are out of stock and you have no right to take your anger out on her. If you have a problem take it up with management, but do not scream at this girl.. she is just doing her job and has no control of what is in or out of stock.. So take your anger elsewhere because none of us want to hear it and she doesn’t deserve to be treated like that by you or anyone!!!” 😠

It was so cool and everyone in line started clapping!!! Needless to say the nasty customer left in a hurry and in a huff… 😁

The cashier was amazing and no matter what was being said kept her cool and gave the rest of us exceptional service with a smile like nothing happened at allπŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ˜

There’s lots of things that happen that make us want to scream but don’t take your anger out on others or treat another mean.. so when something yucky happens remember this quote too…

“Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you!!😏😁😏

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Give Yourself Permission

To Do Whatever You Want To Do

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—.

Yesterday when I woke up I had a list of things I wanted to do and had all intentions of posting my Hello World post… πŸ™„πŸ€”

Yet after I made my coffee I decided I didn’t feel like doing a damn thing and so I didn’t πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€

Around noon I started feeling a tad guilty for being totally lazy, knowing I had plenty of stuff I could be doing and that’s when it hit me!!😱

Why the hell should I feel guilty for wanting to sit on my ass and not do a thing?

Did I have any pressing things that really needed to get done that day?

NO…

Was my sitting on my ass preventing someone else from getting something done?

NO…

So why did I feel guilty for wanting to have a do nothing day? πŸ€”

It’s because we are programmed to go go go, do do do and not stop till we get stuff done!!!

SOOOOO NOT OKAY!!! 😠😠😠

Our bodies and our mind need relaxing and playtime too.. Don’t allow your head to make you feel guilty when you want to… Give yourself permission to relax or to play..Remember you are worth having a do whatever you want too day πŸ˜€

Have a fantabulous do whatever you want to day πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•