There’s a Difference Between Wearing A Mask

And The Different Roles We Play

Hello World ๐ŸŒป Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—

I bumped into a friend at the store the other day and we started talking about the different roles we play on a daily basis and it made me think about how true that is ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”..

There’s a huge difference between wearing a mask to hide who you really are or wearing one to be who you really aren’t than when you’re playing a role that is a necessary part of who you are!

When my kids were little I use to tell people all the time that I’m a different mom for each kid…

My kids were spread apart.. my oldest is 6 yrs older than my middle son and 10 yrs older than my youngest… When my oldest was in 6th grade my middle one was in kindergarten and my youngest was 4 yrs younger than my middle one and in day care… Sooo I had to be play a different role with each of them…

Yes I still was mom but I had to be different because of their ages ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

When I went to work, the mom role was turned off until I got home.. I was a different person at different times throughout my day and different according to where I was… Yet I wasn’t wearing a mask to hide who I was at anytime ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ..

My point in all this is:

We are different people all the time..

We are different towards our kids than we are to our coworkers, we are different with our bff than we are too someone we meet for the first time and that’s ok cause it’s part of WHO we are..

Yet wearing a mask to disguise who you really are isn’t healthy or ok cause it’s not being real!

So my friends know the difference between the two cause we play different roles every day.. but if you putting on a mask to hide who you are.. that is not ok ๐Ÿ˜ฎ…

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Get Angry At Little Stuff

Laugh It Off Instead

Hello World ๐ŸŒป Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’–

So yeah… I picked this picture for the background for my poem cause it’s exactly what happened to me this morning ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Living in a bus definitely has its perks and yet there are a couple downsides too…

Like when you’re in a regular kitchen and your blender lid pops off in mid blend, it usually just makes a mess right where you are…

Butttttttt.. in a tiny space like my bus it goes everywhere cause everywhere is right there ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ bedroom, living room etc ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

This morning I was craving a green smoothie which i don’t usually make for breakfast cause I’m addicted to overnight oats yet I haven’t prepped any overnight oats in a while so I decided to make a smoothie and just as I hit blend my dog barked and scared the crap outta me and yep green smoothie everywhere!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

It was on the ceiling, the counter, my face and all over the window panels but luckily about 2 weeks ago I changed the coverings on the refletix window panels I made to a wipeable contact paper cause the white material I had originally convered the refletix with got yucky and i wanted them to be easily cleanable but still green smoothie was everywhere..

All I could do was laugh ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

My point in all this is…

I could have gotten all pissed off at my furbaby for barking yet that’s her job and that wouldn’t have stopped the blender from exploding all over the place…

Shit happens and we do have a choice on how we handle it and we definitely have the choice on how we react to any situation!

So instead of getting angry when things don’t go your way… Laugh at the situation, fix it and go about your day.. Cause getting angry doesn’t help, it makes it worse for you…

Just handle the situation and laugh while you’re doing it too ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰..

Have a beautiful day world ๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Today Is Independence Day

Don’t Take It For Granted

Hello World ๐ŸŒป Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

The month of July is a very hard month for me…

Although the beginning of the month should bring me happy memories, knowing what happened at the end of the month makes it very hard for me to smile today ๐Ÿ˜ข

July 4th, 2015 my son and I decided to get out of town and we went camping at one of our favorite places, Roosevelt Lake in the Tonto National Forest…

We explored Indian ruins, went swimming in the lake and saw 5 different fireworks shows from different cities because we hiked to a mountain top..

We had a wonderful 5 days, days that should make me happy, yet then I remember that on July 30th my son went on a different journey up in heaven.. ๐Ÿ˜ข

I’m trying to learn how to carry this pain in a different way, where I can smile at the beautiful time we had on the 4th, yet it’s still very hard for me ๐Ÿ˜ข

Yet even though my pain, today always reminds me of how many people don’t have the freedom that we do and I get so so grateful for what I do have..

2 other incredible children, friends that are amazing and a life where I can do whatever I please and that fills my heart with gratitude and love ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—..

My point in all this is:

So many in our world don’t have the freedom that we do.. they cannot live a life where they can do whatever they want too…

Today is Independence Day and every day should be..a day that you are grateful to be alive and to be free! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Happy 4th of July ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Mistakes Are Just Lessons

To Slow Down And Take Your Time

Hello World ๐ŸŒป Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜

We always tend to be so hard on ourselves whenever we make a mistake, yet since I started converting the bus 10 months ago, I’ve definitely learned that mistakes are truly lessons!!! They tell us to slow down, step back and take our time…

Yet rarely do we listen! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

Before I was supposed to hit the road last week, I had decided I wanted to take the wheelchair ramp out of the bus! For a couple reasons…

1. it’s was in my way to sit on my bed with the back door open and look out

2. It was really really heavy and taking it out (according to my mechanic) would give me better gas mileage cause it was a 1000 pounds in steel that I didn’t want anyway ๐Ÿ˜

SO we took it out…

Which also gave me 2 feet more room inside ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜….

After I took it out of course my designing brain went into effect and I decided to push my bed all the way back against the back wall and extend the bench and make it an L shape ๐Ÿ˜ (pics to follow after it’s done) ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰

Needless to say I took measurements, headed to Lowe’s, got the wood I needed, had them do the long cuts so they were straight lol

Of course I measured a tad off so I had to recut the pieces myself and yep messed up lol

So back to Lowe’s I went (laughing the whole time) to get the piece I messed up (this time I made them cut it lol).๐Ÿ˜‚

My point in all this is:

Making mistakes are a part of life and we all make them…

We can either let it get us all worked up, pissed off and let it ruin our day

Or

We can look at it as a lesson to slow down, take our time and get back on track!

I personally laugh them off cause it’s my own fault for rushing in the first place lol..

So my friends don’t let a mistake ruin your whole day.. it’s just a mistake not the end of the world!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a beYOUtiful day world ๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Get Discouraged

When Things Don’t Go YOUR Way

Hello World ๐ŸŒป Happy Day My Friends

After posting about my latest setback with the bus and about my belief about timing…I got a lot of comments about how people admired my tenacity, strength and perserverence as well as my staying positive through it all ๐Ÿค”

It made me look back on everything that has happened since I brought the bus home and I actually looked back on my whole life ๐Ÿค”

All my life people have said that I was tenacious and I never really thought about it until today…

I’ve always been a go getter when it comes to something I want and I’ve never ever been a quitter… It’s just not in my nature to do so…

So I guess I am tenacious ๐Ÿ˜‚

Yet for me there is no other way…

I never understood why people give up so easily on their dreams and it’s never ever crossed my mind to do so, especially with this bus project.

My point in all this is:

We all have the drive and the power to achieve whatever we want to achieve…

Perserverence is in our blood…

It’s truly part of our makeup and who we are..

Sometimes we just need to reach deep to find it.. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜‰..

So do not get discouraged when things don’t go your way… Keep on doing what you need to do and go about your day..

Cause life is like an obstacle course with lots of ups and downs.. So don’t let setbacks stop you.. Stay strong and stand your ground!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ช

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Persevere

Everyone Can

Hello World ๐ŸŒป Happy Day My Friends

I know this is a different type of post for me yet for the past two days I haven’t been able to get the word “Persevere” out of my head… ๐Ÿค”

Then this morning when I woke up I kept hearing it over and over ๐Ÿค”

So I got up, started my morning routine and while my coffee was brewing, I decided to write down what the word “Persevere” means to me ๐Ÿ˜‰ and this is what popped into my head:

P- Persist … Don’t stop…
E- Endurance … Keep going…
R- Resilient … You are…
S – Strength … You’ve got this…
E – Engagement … Do it…
V – Victory … You did it…
E – Emerge … Gloriously
R – Results … Before and after…
E – Empowered …You’ve reached your goal..

My point in all this is:

We all go through different struggles, we all have different dreams and goals yet we ALL can persevere through anything and every thing that life throws our way!!

Don’t ever give up on your dreams cause no matter what life throws your way, the bumps, the setbacks, the struggles, the disappointments etc…

Do not give in, do not give up…

Cause you can and will persevere as long as you have faith and you keep believing!!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

Have a beautiful day my friends and never ever stop believing in YOU!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Life Is All About Timing

What’s Meant To Be Will Be

Hello World ๐ŸŒป Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—

The last two days have been a tad crazy… Filled with emotions and feelings about hitting the road.

Most I could pin point and totally understood and yet one I just couldn’t figure out. Mainly because it was a feeling I never had before or should I say never really acknowledged ๐Ÿค”..

Thursday I stayed busy, packing the bus up, making sure I had everything I needed for my new journey and saying “see you later” to friends..

I was doing everything I thought I needed to do so I could leave first thing Friday morning ๐Ÿ˜‰

Fast forward to Friday lol

Friday morning.. when I woke up I of course was very emotional and as I was talking to my son, I kept getting this strange feeling I just could not pin point.. ๐Ÿค”

I got in the bus, said my see you laters, cried and left…๐Ÿ˜ซ

I got about 3 miles away and I noticed that my speedometer and dash lights weren’t working ๐Ÿค” so I pulled over, checked all my lights and nope..

No headlights, No speedometer, No dash lights, No running lights or brake lights ๐Ÿค”

Soooo I turned around, went back to my son’s to check the fuses and all the fuses were fine… ๐Ÿค”…

Got to be the alternator again!!!

So without getting all bent out of shape about something totally out of my control, I decided to stay at my son’s for another week so I could get this figured out..

I called my mechanic but because he’s getting married today I told him not to worry about it, to enjoy his wedding and that we will fix it after the weekend๐Ÿ˜‰

Timing is everything lol…โฐโฐโฐ

My point in all this is:

Shit happens and I truly believe that everything happens for a reason..

I obviously wasn’t meant to leave just yet and just because things don’t happen in YOUR time.. Doesn’t mean that it’s not meant to be.

Keep believing and keep doing what you need to do and when the time is right everything will fall into place cause that’s just how life is ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy Day My friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•