You Can’t Get Where You Want To Go

By Staying Where You Are

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

This morning I was talking to a friend that I haven’t talked to in a really long time and she complimented me on how I’ve never been afraid of change ๐Ÿค”

She said she has always admired my tenatious ways and the fact that when I set my mind to do something, that I go all out, never being afraid of setbacks and that I keep going no matter what ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Which of course made me think hard ๐Ÿค”.
In some aspects she was right yet when I think back, there’s been many things I didn’t do because I was comfortable and afraid to do it….

Yet more times than not, she was right..

I am not afraid of change, I embrace it..

Change is a part of life and I could’ve stayed being comfortably miserable, or I could push past whatever was preventing me from doing something and just go for it…

Most of the time I did just go for it lol.. Change is exciting to me ๐Ÿ˜‰

My point in all this is…

We cannot reach our goals and dreams by staying where we are..
Staying in our comfort zone won’t get us very far…To move away from your comfort zone
You have take a step to begin.. We can only get where we want to go…By walking away from where we’ve been ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a beautiful day world!

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

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’•

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’•

Always Smile and Say Hello

To Those You Do And Do Not Know

Hello World ๐ŸŒป Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

Ok so the coolest thing happened to me today…

I was making my coffee as usual and something told me to look out my window…๐Ÿค” The window panels on the driver’s side stay up cause the site next to mine is for overnighters and it keeps the bus cooler during the day.. but something told me to look so I did! ๐Ÿ˜

And to my surprise there was a school bus parked a few sites away that I recognized ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ.

It was really early so I went outside to peek at the front to see if it had a name on it and yeppers.. it was “Alice The Wonder Bus” @alicethewonderbus a couple that I follow on IG ๐Ÿ˜

Talk about a big big smile…

So of course it being early I didn’t want to wake them up so I waited for a couple hours and went to knock on the door…

It was actually funny cause I guess they came in the middle of the night and thought I was the park manager looking for payment lol and we all laughed when I said “nope I follow you on IG”

We had a wonderful talk and tossed different ideas around about our buses.. they truly made my day and I got even more excited for my upcoming journey ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—..

My point in all this is:

Many people will come through your life and some will also go..don’t be afraid to say hi to someone that you don’t know.. cause you never know who you may meet at home or when you’re away.. a little smile and a warm hello can brighten up everyone’s day! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

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’•

3 Days and Counting

I Think I’m Gonna Puke

Hello World ๐ŸŒป Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—
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Video story instead of a poem cause my head is all over the place ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. โฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ
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Sooooooooo… It always makes me laugh when people say that I’m so strong for doing this cause it truly has nothing to do with how I feel inside… My strength is what makes me do it and walk through the fear but it doesn’t take away the fact that I’m a freaking basketcase and truly feel like I want to puke…๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคฎ..It’s been 10 long months since I brought the bus home and started working on it and the fact that it’s all done and I’m hitting the road in 3 days truly makes me feel like I wanna puke hahaha… My emotions are all over the place, I can’t eat, my stomach is in knots and I truly wanna scream… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ˜ฏ…Sooooooooo… The next few days I’ll just be making sure I’ve got all my ducks in a row and doing my best to breathe ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™„ but I wanted to say thank you to all of you that have stuck by me through this crazy journey of building the bus, my tears, my laughs, my everything…

Thank you so very much…I am truly grateful and love you all dearly! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™..

Let the countdown begin!! 3 days AHHHH ๐Ÿคฏ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•