Courage vs Fear

Choose To Be Courageous


Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—

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 ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

COUยทRAยทGEOUS — kษ™หˆrฤjษ™s/adjective

Not deterred by danger or pain; brave.

Hmmmmm ๐Ÿค”

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. ๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿ™„

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 ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™‹

Have a beautiful and courageous day ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Live Life Optimistically

Allow Life To Simply BE!


Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—

Have you ever had one of those friends that always look at what could happen, or lives on what ifs constantly.. Expecting that this or that could happen.. Planning for the oh shits??๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„.. (key word expecting!!) 

Hmmmmmm??? ๐Ÿค”

I’ve always been optimistic and have always looked at all the good things that I’m going to experience rather than looking for what “could” happen or the “what ifs”… 

It’s not that I think life is a bowl of cherries ๐Ÿ’, I just don’t look at the woulda, could, shoulda senarios and if and when something does happen I deal with it as it comes…๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„ 

The journey and life change that I’m getting ready to embark on is huge and I’m fully aware that shit can happen yet I’m not planning for it…๐Ÿค”

Living a van life will definitely have it’s ups and downs and Yes I “could” get a flat, Yes the bus “could” break down and Yes I “could” come across a full campground and or be asked to move from somewhere I chose to camp at… 

Yet I definitely don’t plan for those things to happen and I definitely don’t allow those “could happen” and “what ifs” to take up space in my head.. 

If I did I’d never leave my driveway!!! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

I choose to live an optimistic life and make plans for everything good.. And when a yucky situation occurs I’ll deal with it as I should… 

Living a pessimistic life is not a life for me… I choose to look for the good in life and allow life to simply BE!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Crazy Is A Good Thing

It Helps You Reach Your Dreams

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

I never could wrap my head around why people will tell you that you’re crazy to believe you can reach your dreams ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”.. 

Do they say it because they don’t have the same dreams or wish they did? Do they say it because they are jealous? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”.

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 ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜  

I actually laughed hard… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™„

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 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜.

Have a beautifully crazy fun day world ๐Ÿค—

Moving Past Your Comfort Zone

Isn’t Hard As It May Seem


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

This morning when I woke up I couldn’t get the thought of moving past my comfort zone out of my head ๐Ÿค” and it made me wonder if there’s anything that is really holding me back from embarking on my bus living journey?๐Ÿค”

 Other then a few little things I need to do to the bus.. There really isn’t anything other than myself from stopping me. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

I’m fully aware that this is a big life change as well as it being something I’ve never done, especially alone, yet it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.. and that’s when I really realized that the only thing that can stop us from living our goals and dreams is truly how we think about them ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

Doing all the footwork to make our dreams happen is the easy part… 

Yet once you’re only a few steps away from achieving them is when the fear and doubt really surfaces.. 

You have to totally change your mindset and not only believe that you can do it… You have to be totally willing to step past that comfort zone and take that leap of faith. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„.

Don’t allow the little voice in your head to stop you from living your dreams… Cause changing what the little voice says isn’t as hard as it seems… 

So go ahead release those fears it’s time for you to try… Move away from your comfort zone… Spread your wings and fly ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

When You Believe You Can

You Can

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

I could never understand why people would go out of their way too tell you that your dreams are too big or that they are unobtainable!! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค” 

Is it because they are jealous? Is it because they would love to do it but don’t have the balls to do so??

Hmmmmm???๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”.

When I was telling people about my wanting to get a bus, convert it and travel all over the country living in it, I luckily had more support than I did disbelievers yet I did get the “why’s” and the “but your a girl alone” statements and of course I thought about that too yet I’m a “I’ll show you!” person so I never allowed the nay slayers to get me down and today I have my bus, it’s almost completed and my dream is truly happening…

Why??

Because…I believed ๐Ÿ’—

Don’t ever allow others to tell you that your dreams are too big or unobtainable.. 

Cause when you truly believe in yourself and you truly believe you can..You CAN ๐Ÿค—.

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’•

The Past

Does Not Define You


Hello World 

This morning I was talking with a friend about how often we allow our past to define who we are and how NOT ok that really is. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ

We all have gone through good times and bad. We all have done good things, made mistakes and have done things we may not be proud of,  yet that doesn’t define who we are and it certainly doesn’t mean that we are bad people or that because we had a not so great past it is who we are ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Different circumstances make us do different things and how we may have acted or reacted in the past doesn’t mean we would act or react the same way to the same situation today. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

We all have a past and we all have made mistakes… 

Good bad or indifferent remember that the past is the past… 

We can’t change it… 

All we can do is learn from it and keep going… One of my favorite sayings is… The first time is a mistake… if we do it again it’s a choice!!! 

All the things you’ve gone through have made you who you are and the past is just that.. 

The past!! 

So don’t let your past define you or stop you from moving on… Keep on striving to better yourself because everything in the past is gone! ๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•