When You Make A To-Do Listย 

Put Yourself On It Too


Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

All this week I’ve been rearranging the bus to make more room cause it was totally set up for just me and I hadn’t taken into consideration that other than my bed, there really wasn’t anywhere for anyone to come in and sit down ๐Ÿค”.. 

So after my daughter said she wants to travel with me during her summer break from college, I knew I had to redo the bus to make more room or we’d be literally on top of each other the whole trip which would open a huge can of OMG GET OUT OF MY WAY.. MOVE..ETC ๐Ÿค”..

Well I’ve been so focused on rearranging the bus that this morning when I woke up I realized that there were a couple of things I had scheduled to do this week FOR ME that I totally forgot about ๐Ÿ™„.. 

That’s what made me realize that I really do need to start making to-do lists again ๐Ÿ˜’..

We get so focused on the big things that need to get done each day, that we tend to forget about the little things and then have to rush rush rush to get them done which in turn leaves no time to do the things we want to do for us… 

Or ….

like usual we put ourselves on the back burner thinking we aren’t as important as everything else!!! 

Hmmmmm๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” So not true!!!!

Making daily to-do lists are very important to do… Just don’t forget that one of those spots should always be used for YOU!!!

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Stop and Smell The Roses

A Little Every Day


Hello World 

This morning while I was walking my dog, I heard the prettiest bird singing and it made me stop for a moment and just listen to all the sounds around me..๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„..

The birds singing, the wind lightly blowing through the leaves in the trees… The little things… 

And it made me think about all the little things we take for granted ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”..

Life is busy yes… 

Yet we tend to get so wrapped up in it, especially this time of year, that we forget to stop and smell the roses so to speak… ๐Ÿค”

We forget to notice all the little things that are so beautiful.. 

Like the sound of children playing…

A warm and gentle smile we get from a passing stranger.. 

The sound of the wind blowing through the trees… 

The early morning birds singing… 

The beauty that surrounds us every day that can truly make us smile…๐Ÿ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฆ..

Today if only for a minute… 

Stop and smell the roses.. 

Maybe not literally, yet take that pause to just listen to the silence… Notice all the beauty that surrounds you.. Then take a big deep breath and smile… ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—..

Believe me it will change how you handle the rest of your day!!! 

Have a fantabulous day my friends ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒน

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Love It

Live It


Hello World 

This weekend I was hanging out with some friends and their children and I asked the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”.

One of them said she wants to be an oceanographer to help save our oceans (which of course made me and her mom smile big) and then the little boy said he wanted to be a trash collector with a big huge truck to clean up all the trash on the beaches (which made me smile too) but his mom immediately said: “No you can’t do that, you should be a doctor to help people instead!” Hmmmmm????๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

Yep that opened a huge debate session cause it really bothered me that she didn’t support what he wants to do… 

I never understood why anyone would try to force someone to do something they don’t want to do yet it happens all the time… 

And that’s why I wrote this poem… 

We don’t need permission to do the things we want to do yet there are so many parents out there that will tell their child that they won’t pay for college etc if they don’t do what they want them to do…๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Don’t ever allow anyone to tell you your dreams or goals aren’t good enough or that you shouldn’t do this or that.. 

If it’s something you think about 24/7 then do it!!! 

It’s your life and they’re your dreams so love it and live it!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Have a fantabulous day world ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Striving For Perfection

Makes Everything Harder To Do

Hello World 

Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Last night while I was finishing a few things in the bus (see a couple night time photos below๐Ÿ˜)… I started looking around and of course immediately started picking apart the little things that in my head weren’t perfect and as I was doing it I caught myself and started laughing ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚. Like the little lights that on one end will NOT stay up lol

It’s not like I’ve been hired to convert the bus for someone else and things have got to be on point… right… I’m not getting paid to do it lol

The bus is for me and me alone… Yet I started thinking about how much we strive for perfection and compare what we do or have done with others! Hmmmmm๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”.

Nothing in life is perfect, not even human beings….. Yet we strive to be the best or we aim to do or have something better than everyone else and everyone’s best is different.. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Instead of striving for perfection just do your very best… your best will always be different cause you’re different from all the rest… 

Don’t compare what you do or have done with what others have done or do… Cause that’s setting yourself up for disappointment just stay true to you! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

Goodnight Universe ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Daily Routine

Doesn’t Have To Be Boring


Hello World 

For the past week being that I was immobile from hurting my back, I’ve had a lot of time to contemplate why we get so easily bored with our lives ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

Then this morning it hit me….๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ 

Before the loss of my son and even moreso.. Before I became an empty nester.. my life was pretty cut and dry… Wake up, take a shower, get dressed, have my coffee, get the kids up and ready for school, take the kids to school, go to work, have lunch, go back to work, pick up the kids, make dinner, help with homework, get the kids situated for bed, blah blah blah…๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ 

And that was just Monday thru Friday… On Saturdays I would always have a day of fun with my kids and on Sundays I’d get everything ready for the coming week..๐Ÿค” hmmmmm???? Repetition for years and years and we wonder why we get bored with our lives…๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

We all have certain responsibilities yet it doesn’t have to get so repetitive that we wind up being bored…. Living the same humdrum day over and over… 

Mix up your day… Add one thing to your daily routine that you love to do… Take a shower the night before so you have more time in the morning… Plan at least one day a week where you dedicate it to having a no work at all day…a day of fun… Go for a walk, have a picnic at a park… 

Our days don’t have to get boring and repetitive… yet it’s up to us to mix it up… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—

Have a beautiful mixed up day world ๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

It’s Your Journey

It’s YOUR Life


Hello World

Have you ever been so shocked by someone else’s behavior that it truly made you feel like you weren’t sure if it was you or if it was them????? ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”.

Well that’s exactly what I’ve been going through for the past week.. So much so that I had to take a break from social media to get my head back on straight and take a good look at the situation and process it fully… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”…

I’ve always been a people person as well as being very spontaneous yet had always worried about what others thought about what I was doing and about myself in general ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฉ..

It took me a loooonnnnggg time to not worry about what others thought about me, especially when it came to my doing what I needed to do for me and my peace of mind yet as we all look for a little validation, it totally threw me for a huge loop when someone I know (or should I say I thought I knew) stopped talking to me because I haven’t begun my journey in the bus yet! ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜’… 

Yes I went there… 

Not being sure if it was them or me because I don’t like disappointing people in general ๐Ÿ˜–

I have never been one that’s afraid of change and I don’t have any problem with being spontaneous .. Yet this is HUGE and being that I am embarking on this journey alone (something else I’ve never ever done) “I” need to know that all my ducks are in a row with the bus and with myself especially emotionally ๐Ÿ˜

The journey in the bus is a huge huge huge life change for me and for the first time in my life I actually want to do it right in every manner.. 

Although it is taking me longer than even I anticipated.. I’m taking my time.. So that when I drive away I’ll know that everything with the bus is mechanically sound and that I am truly emotionally ready to begin my journey to heal from the loss of my son and begin MY new life ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

What others may feel isn’t really relevant because this is my journey and however long it takes me to begin is OK.. 

It’s my journey to take when and only when…. 

I AM READY!!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Scared vs Fear

There Really Is A Difference

Hello World, 

This morning I was reading a comment my friend Cobs (@thecobweboriumemporium) made about my post yesterday and it really hit home because she reminded me that there is a difference between being scared and fear… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

Yesterday in my post I said that it was a tad scary knowing that my journey and a new chapter in my life was about to begin and it is true… 

It’s something new and something I’ve never done yet there is no fear at all because I know I can always go home and my reasoning for getting the bus was also because if I pull into somewhere that just doesn’t feel right I could just get in the drivers seat and drive off without having to go outside๐Ÿ˜‰ 

I get so many people that ask me if I’m afraid and or don’t get how a female could travel around the country in a bus ALONE without being in total fear.. Yet Being that I listen to my gut and or follow my instincts I’m actually very excited and not fearful at all. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿค—

Fear is a noun and can also be used as a verb. Scared is an adjective. Fear is an emotion. Scared is the state of experiencing fear like being spooked at a haunted house ๐Ÿ˜จ Fear is usually long term and much harder to push past than the temporary feeling of getting or being scared.. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

As my friend Cobs said… Being scared is your bodies way of telling you to be aware and to take a look around and make sure no dangers there… 

So when you’re starting something new and you feel you can’t go on… Push past that scary feeling and keep on moving on โ˜บ๐Ÿค—

Have a beYOUtiful day world and thank you Cobs for the inspiration my post today.. Love you huge my friend ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•