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’•

Fear Is Just A Feeling

And Feelings Come & Go

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—πŸ€—
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It’s kinda ironic when there’s something that you really want to do yet fear of doing it creeps in and you either keep putting it off or you wind up not doing it at all πŸ˜©πŸ€”..
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I’ve always been a perfectionist be when it comes to doing stuff and always do a ton of research prior to doing anything I’ve never done before as well as asking people that have done it so I’m doing it correctly which I do believe is a good thing 😁😁😁… And I’ve been really excited about setting the solar up on the bus for a long time and over a month ago I ordered everything I need to do it yet because I’m not an expert when it comes to solar I keep putting it off rather than just doing it…πŸ˜©πŸ€”πŸ˜©…
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It’s not like it takes a rocket scientist to do it, it’s pretty self explanatory yet I’ve allowed the fear of not ever doing it before get the best of me 😩😩😩 go figure huh?!?!?…πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„ So I decided today that I’m hooking the solar up no matter what.. After all I won’t know if it works if I don’t πŸ™„
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My point in all this is… When there’s something that you really really want to do… Don’t let the fear of never doing it before stop you… Cause if you do you’ll never do it… We are so much stronger than we give ourselves credit for and fear is just a feeling that we can always push past when we put our minds to it… It’s just a matter of doing it 😁😁…So don’t let fear stop you or let it get in your way..Tell the fear to kiss your butt and do it anyway.. Cause fear is just a feeling and feelings come and go..Push past the fear itself.. your stronger than you know 😁

Happy day world πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

A Day To Rest, A Day To Chill

Don’t Forget Your Happy Pill

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends

This past week has been pretty hectic for me, not to mention my cell phone is going bonkers (I really need a new one)

My Instagram is following and unfollowing all kinds of people, every poem I’ve written in the past few days has disappeared into the abyss and my blog keeps telling me I am putting in the wrong password… 😠😩😀

Now I don’t know if it’s me or if it’s the universe telling me too take a chill pill, yet whatever it is I’m going to go outside and spend the day with a friend..

I’m not going to work on the bus (we’ll see how long that lasts hahaha) I’m not gonna write in my blog (after this post for the weekend) and I’m not going to worry about my stupid phone or the internet today.

I’m actually going to take my own advice 😱 go figure huh lol

So my friends….

Whatever this week has put you through, let it go…

Today is a new day…

Grab a friend, go outside or take some time and just chill… Whatever you decide to do.. don’t forget your happy pill πŸ˜€πŸ€—πŸ˜€

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’—πŸ€—πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Don’t Listen To Others

That Tell You What You Can and Cannot Do

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ’—

AHHHHHHHH!!!!!

People drive me crazy…

Why on earth do some people feel they have the right to tell you what you can and cannot do????

It seriously pushes my buttons big-time!!! 😫😠😑..

Everyone I know knows about the van living life I’m about to embark on, they all know I’m a tree hugging, dirt loving nature freak and they all know I’m disabled too πŸ€”

Yet why on earth would anyone try to tell anyone that because of a disability or weight issue that they shouldn’t or can’t do something they love… like hiking??? 😠..

Yes I’m disabled… Yes I have rods that hold up my big old head because I have no vertebrae in my neck, yes I have limited mobility in my neck and spine because of having to have 12 spine surgeries… Yes I have MS and although I don’t have a weight issue, I’ve been sitting on my ass since my son passed away and I am way out of shape…

But what’s that got to do with what I want to do and enjoy doing?

NOTHING!!!!!

It drives me insane when people ASSUME that just because someone may have a disability, may have a weight issue or are out of shape that they can’t do certain things…

There’s no size limit to hiking and there’s no signs that say if you’re disabled you cannot hike this trail…

WTF PEOPLE!!! 😠..

So I decided that after receiving my stickers from a couple accounts that I follow on IG @unlikelyhikers & @mtnchicks (that I will proudly put on my van πŸ˜‰)…I was gonna do a shout out to all the people out here that think or have been told that they can’t do things they want to do because others think they can’t or because they are disabled or are not in tip top shape..

DO IT ANYWAY!!!

If it’s something you love doing, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t..

Sooooo don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can and cannot do… Go out and do whatever it is that you truly want to do!!!πŸ’—πŸ˜‰πŸ’—…

Ricci πŸ’•

Courage vs Fear

Choose To Be Courageous


Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—

So many people tell me I’m courageous for wanting to embark on a van living life being a solo female and it made me think about what the word actually means πŸ€”πŸ€”

COUΒ·RAΒ·GEOUS — kΙ™ΛˆrājΙ™s/adjective

Not deterred by danger or pain; brave.

Hmmmmm πŸ€”

I think the key words in this definition are: “Not Deterred” which I believe is true when it comes to me being courageous… 

It’s not that I don’t have my fears when it comes to embarking on a solo van life… It’s just that I refuse to allow fear to stop me from living my dream. 😁

Fear is a bitch and I’ve learned that it can and will stop you from accomplishing anything if YOU allow it too… 

Yet once you push past it… You realize there was nothing to be fearful of in the first place πŸ™„

Learning to be courageous is not a hard thing to do… All it means is that you refuse to allow anything to fully stop you… 

Being courageous is powerful and shows that you’re not afraid too try… So learn to be courageous and don’t let fear stop you from reaching the sky πŸ™‹πŸ™‹πŸ™‹πŸ™‹

Have a beautiful and courageous day πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Crazy Is A Good Thing

It Helps You Reach Your Dreams

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

I never could wrap my head around why people will tell you that you’re crazy to believe you can reach your dreams πŸ€”πŸ€”.. 

Do they say it because they don’t have the same dreams or wish they did? Do they say it because they are jealous? πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”.

This morning I was talking to a few people about the 205 places I want to see in my bus and all the of them said I was crazy to think I could hit that goal and that it was an unrealistic and unobtainable goal especially on my disability income 😠😠 

I actually laughed hard… 😁😁

First because I know many people that live the van life on half of what I get each month and second because I truly believe that everything is obtainable when you believe and do what it takes to accomplish it πŸ™„πŸ˜πŸ™„

So my friends… 

Don’t ever allow others to deter you from following your dreams…  

When someone says you’re crazy… Smile and say that’s true.. And when your old and have lived your dreams you can say that being crazy worked for you πŸ˜πŸ™ƒπŸ˜.

Have a beautifully crazy fun day world πŸ€—