Bus Update

My baby is on a wellness retreat

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

Well she’s at the shop getting the final things done for my maiden voyage on the first of August and OMG it was so hard watching her get put on the tow truck and get taken away ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Watching it get towed was not fun and because the campground that I’m at is all sand, when the guy was putting her on the tow truck he didn’t take into consideration how low to the ground she is and as he was pulling her onto the flatbed the bumper got caught in the sand and it bent the shit out of it..

Yet he was really really apologetic, took it right to the paint and body shop where he works and they fixed it.. of course for free! Then off to the mechanic she went ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Yet on a positive note, the shop she’s at is amazing… They are going to drop the huge 35 gallon tank, clean it out cause she’s been sitting for over a year, install the new fuel pump, change all the plugs and wires, do an oil change and check EVERYTHING so she’ll be totally ready for my maiden voyage on the first.. And at an incredibly inexpensive cost ๐Ÿ˜

It was crazy the emotions I felt watching her on the tow truck lol.. Every bump he went over she would wobble on the flatbed and OMG my heart was in my throat the whole time hahahaha yet she’s now at, as my friends said.. her wellness retreat lol and I pick her up Saturday or Monday the lastest WOO HOO… SO EXCITED!!

So rather than sitting in my head worrying about her, I’m going to take the advice of some INCREDIBLE friends of mine and I’m going to the beach with my son and daughter-in-law…

We’re gonna have lunch and just chill on the beach all day!! Thanks to everyone for all the love and support..I cannot express my gratitude enough!! Have a beautiful day my friends..

I’ll keep you posted ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Setbacks Don’t Define You

It’s How You Handle Them That Does

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—
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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, BAM๐Ÿ’ฅ you get slapped hard with something that sets you back big-time๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ˜ก

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 picsโฌ‡๏ธ),I secured the fridge and got everything I need to install the ladder on the back plus more and then..

BAM๐Ÿ’ฅ

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 ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคจ

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 it๐Ÿ˜”..

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 ๐Ÿ˜ญ so I’ve got to make sure everything is totally on point now..๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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..๐Ÿคจ..

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜‰.

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 ๐Ÿ˜˜

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Baby Steps Can Motivate

Get You Where You Need To Be

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–

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 ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

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… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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… ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

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 โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ

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… ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‰..

Go figure huh…

Have a great night world ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Fear Is Just A Feeling

And Feelings Come & Go

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
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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 ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿค”..
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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 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜… 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…๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฉ…
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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 ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ go figure huh?!?!?…๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ 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 ๐Ÿ™„
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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 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜…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 ๐Ÿ˜

Happy day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Feel Guilty When You Say No

No Is A Complete Sentence

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

It took me a really long time to learn that NO is a complete sentence.. To understand that I shouldn’t feel guilty or have to give an explanation when saying no… And sometimes it’s still hard for me to say no โœ‹๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ™……

I totally get when we say no to children that they will pout or throw a fit cause they are still learning yet when an adult gets all butt hurt or gets pissed off when I say no to something.. That totally throws me for a loop… ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”…

There is nothing wrong with saying NO if what you’re being asked to do isn’t right for you… You don’t need to explain and you certainly shouldn’t feel guilty… Yet we tend too feel we need to explain, we feel guilty for saying no… Or the people we’re saying no to try to make you feel bad for saying it ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„…..

The people that respect your decision will smile and say okay.. The ones that don’t may get really mad & may even walk away… Yet don’t feel bad for saying no cause it’s a complete sentence too … Saying yes when you mean no isn’t good for them or you! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰…

Have a beautiful day world โค๏ธ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Rearrange Your To-Do List

So Your Motivation Doesn’t Go Out The Door

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends

This morning when I woke up I looked at the bus and knew I had to get busy organizing things under my bed to make the things I use frequently more easily accessible … Yet my motivation for wanting to do it was gone gone gone ๐Ÿ˜ฅ….

I actually felt like it’s what I do every day, constantly organizing the bus and although it’s not, I really didn’t want to tackle it cause it’s a pain in the ass getting under my bed ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Yet with my journey right around the corner I have got to get it done so I’m not constantly taking things out, putting them back, searching for stuff and feeling totally unorganized cause I can’t find something…๐Ÿ˜•

So I knew I had to switch my thinking ๐Ÿค” and mix up how I was going to tackle the job so it wasn’t something I dreaded ๐Ÿ˜ต because I ready do have to get it done.๐Ÿ˜ฅ

My point in all this is…

There are certain things that we do every day that wind up feeling repetitive yet they are things that we must do…

So instead of looking at them negatively do them in a way that works for you!!!

We don’t wake up all motivated to do our daily tasks each day..

So switch up how you tackle them and then get them out of your way!!! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

Have a productive day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

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???๐Ÿค”

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 ๐Ÿ˜ต Stuck in the inside lane when I needed to be on the outside lane ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

So needless to say I had to step back, slow down and prioritize not only my today list, but my this week list too..๐Ÿ˜•

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 ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ƒ

Have a great move a little slower Monday my friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•