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’•

Don’t Stuff Your Feelings

They Always Find Their Way Back


Hello World, 

I haven’t posted a goodnight post in a while and not because of any reason other then I couldn’t think of anything to write ๐Ÿค”

Most of you know that all my posts, poems and quotes are written by me and that they really are about what I’m actually dealing with myself at that moment in time.. ๐Ÿ™„.. (It truly does take me longer to find a background image for my writing than it does to write what I write lol) 

Yet I’ve learned through my writing and by the beautiful responses I’ve received that I am not alone in my thinking nor am I alone with what I’m going through on a daily basis.. Good, bad or indifferent it’s life.. 

I’ve also learned from experience through the years, that stuffing my feelings doesn’t do anything other than compressing them into a ball that gets bigger the more I stuff and no matter what they always come back and always when you least expect it and they do come back tenfold… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Moral of this story: Don’t stuff your feelings cause they only come back to haunt you.. so deal with things as they come up cause no matter how hard they may be to face… In the long run you’ll be glad you did! 

Goodnight Universe..

Much love and sweet dreams ๐Ÿ’•

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Flexible Optimismย 

Can Change Your Point Of View


Hello World 

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them!” ~Albert Einstein 

Yesterday as I was trying to figure out how to secure something in the bus that just wasn’t working right, I stopped to reassess the whole design yet my mind kept telling me it would work and it wouldn’t ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„…

So I decided to move on to something else and this morning the quote from Albert Einstein popped into my head and that’s what made me write this poem… ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”..

The mind can be very tricky and rather than looking at something from a different point of view, we tend to keep trying and wind up getting frustrated and or pessimistic and give up on the idea..๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ค. If we use flexible optimism and look at it in a different way, we can usually figure out a different way of doing it… It’s all about changing our mindset ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”…

Moral of this story: When you start to feel pessimistic you can change that mindset too… Use flexible optimism to change your point of view ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜„….

Have a beautifully optimistic day ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’—

It’s Your Emotions and Your Feelings

That Make Or Break Your Day


Hello World, 

 ๐Ÿค— BUS UPDATE ๐Ÿค—

First and foremost I want to say thank you to all that sent love and support for me on my sons birthday. It is still a very difficult time for me and you all helped get me through a difficult day and I am forever grateful to you all ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

I spent the day crying and laughing working on the bus and focused on what Michael would have been doing and today while getting frustrated over the little things this poem popped into my head๐Ÿ™„ Go figure huh ..Needless to say I changed my mindset, tackled some little things and before I stopped I actually remembered to take some photos for YOU ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜€.

The foam flooring my daughter bought me is in (except for one piece in front of the fridge that’s driving me insane) The extension of the countertop is complete and now encloses the fridge (that’s where the white sheer curtain is hanging) I took that lazyboy recliner out because it was too big and I have a surprise for you next week… That space is now where my two doggie beds are and they love it. I put a six and a half foot shelf up above the counter and sink that I still have to put a lip on so stuff doesn’t slide off and I still have to paint/seal the wood on both the countertop and shelf.. I took out the boxspring of the bed and my son made me a platform for the mattress so now I have 18 inches of storage under the bed. I have to hook up the water and faucet and the inverter and solar system which will all be done next week along with the really cool surprise for you that I am so excited about.. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ™ƒ. I still have a bunch to do yet omg I’m loving it and of course I keep changing my mind on stuff like the window privacy panels third times a charm๐Ÿ™„ still need more color cause it’s so blue and yellow (Michael’s favorite colors) yet I gotta brighten it up cause I LOVE colors ๐Ÿ’—

So my friends here’s some pics because if it wasn’t for all of you, all of your love, support, donations and belief in me I would not be where I am and I know without a doubt that Michael is smiling at us all!!!  WOO HOO MY FRIENDS IT’S HAPPENING… Much love to you all and thank you thank you thank you.. I AM GRATEFUL 

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Make A To-BE-List

Take Charge Of How You Feel

Hello World,

This morning as I was making a little list of things I want to do… It made me stop a think a bit about how I want to feel too ๐Ÿค”.

We tend to judge how we feel on the things that we have done… We forget to stop and appreciate where we’ve been and how far we’ve come ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„….

So I decided to make a TO-BE-LIST and take charge of how I want to feel today.. Cause it truly is only up to me how I feel throughout my day… No one has control of how I think or how I react… Cause I’m the one that makes that choice and that my friends is a fact ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜.

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Working on the countertop and having running water in the bus today and I feel great about it and very productive… I’m down to only needing help with $384 to finish getting the inverter, the batteries and the solar panel kit… My gofundme link is still active and below for anyone that can help or share the link so I can make the goal of being in the road on my son’s birthday October 4th. ๐Ÿค—โค๐Ÿค— Thank you to everyone for all your love and support for it’s helped me get where I am today and I’m so very grateful โค๐Ÿ™โค… Have a beYOUtiful day world… back to work I go! ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey
Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Dรฉjร  Vu

Vujร  Dรฉ


Hello World,

I have been a busy lady getting the bus all ready… Yet if course the window privacy panels were driving me insane cause no matter what they did not wanna stick to the vinyl along the windows unless I wanted to use crazy glue which would have defeated the purpose of me bringing able to take the up and down… SOOOOOOOO I changed them yet again.. Lol lol… There’s a before and after pic and OMG I am now loving them โคโค…. 

That’s what made me think of this poem…I was feeling like I doing the same thing I’ve and over again Dรฉjร  Vu big-time and remembered a friend telling me about Vujร  Dรฉ … Which means seeing something familiar yet looking at it in a completely different way… Hence the changing of the window panels woo hoo hahaha ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—

I also put in the fridge (see pic) so the kitchen is almost done which I’m really happy about and once that’s done, within a few days I’ll put down the rest of the flooring and then other than the inside electricity I’ll almost ready to hit the road for the Keys to go help clean up ๐Ÿ˜โค๐Ÿ˜

Hurricane Irma really messed up a ton of cell towers and internet lines so my service has been really spuradic hence my not being here as often, yet I wanted to stop in and say HELLO WORLD while I had the chance to say everything is moving along nicely… I’m down to only needing $424 to complete the inside electricity and my gofundme link is still active and below if anyone can help… โค๐Ÿ˜˜โค๐ŸŒป

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey
Thank you all for your prayers and private messages checking on me.. I’m well and missing and loving you all very very very much… 

Have a beautiful day world ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Let Fear Halt Your Progress

Let Faith Propel Your Success


Hello World,

This morning after I did my daily routine of meditating, making my coffee and contemplating what I want to do in the bus today, I looked inside from the back and actually got all teared up ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„.

My mind took me back to when I was afraid that getting the bus would never happen and I smiled looking at all the progress I have made… ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿค—…

New adventures and changes are scary that’s true… Just don’t ever let fear get the best of you… ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

The inside of the bus is looking really good and I’ve pushed past my fears and have done what I could.. now it’s almost ready and so am I to go spread my son’s ashes and start saying goodbye… Not to forget just to move on with my life and live all my dreams for the rest of my life ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™

The total I need to get everything in order for me to have electricity to run the fridge and other things while Iโ€™m stopped at night without using the engine battery is down to $554 and I am so grateful to ask that have helped me get this far๐Ÿ˜€โค๐Ÿค—.

I am still needing to purchase a 2000 watt inverter and two 12volt marine batteries as well as a 200 watt solar panel kit which would keep the inverter batteries charged at all times ๐Ÿค— My gofundme link is still active and is below for anyone that can help or if anyone knows where I can get those things cheaper please let me know. 

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey

Have a beautiful day world ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•