Don’t Listen To Others

That Tell You What You Can and Cannot Do

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’—

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!!! ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก..

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 ๐Ÿค”

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??? ๐Ÿ˜ ..

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!!! ๐Ÿ˜ ..

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰)…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!!!๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’—…

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Stay True To You

It’s Empowering To Be You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—

Yesterday I was reading an article about how people tend to have a “Blank Check” personality and especially women.. and it really hit home with me then later in the day a little boy that I babysit told me he loves me cause I’m always the same Auntie Ricci ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”..

We all do tend to have different personalities yet why???

We are different at work then we are at home… We’re different when we go shopping than we are when we go out on the town… We’re different with our friends in person than we are with online friends…

Hmmmmm๐Ÿค”

We tend to put different masks on many times throughout the day and although I know our actions must match the situation, we don’t have to change “Who” we are, yet we do.

I will be the first to say I have a sailors mouth haha yet I also know when to let it flow and when to curb it..

Yet I am still the same Ricci whether I’m using my sailors mouth or not ๐Ÿ™„..

My point is…

Just like a flower doesn’t compare itself to others in the field..

Always be who you truly are cause it’s empowering to be real!! It doesn’t matter what others think or what they say or do… The most amazing thing you can do for yourself is to always be true to you!!๐Ÿ˜

Have a fantabulous day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Love It

Live It


Hello World 

This weekend I was hanging out with some friends and their children and I asked the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”.

One of them said she wants to be an oceanographer to help save our oceans (which of course made me and her mom smile big) and then the little boy said he wanted to be a trash collector with a big huge truck to clean up all the trash on the beaches (which made me smile too) but his mom immediately said: “No you can’t do that, you should be a doctor to help people instead!” Hmmmmm????๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

Yep that opened a huge debate session cause it really bothered me that she didn’t support what he wants to do… 

I never understood why anyone would try to force someone to do something they don’t want to do yet it happens all the time… 

And that’s why I wrote this poem… 

We don’t need permission to do the things we want to do yet there are so many parents out there that will tell their child that they won’t pay for college etc if they don’t do what they want them to do…๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Don’t ever allow anyone to tell you your dreams or goals aren’t good enough or that you shouldn’t do this or that.. 

If it’s something you think about 24/7 then do it!!! 

It’s your life and they’re your dreams so love it and live it!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Have a fantabulous day world ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

It’s Okay To Take A Break

You Do Not Have To Quit


Hello World,

Another day to remember to practice what I preach ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I’ve been working so hard on the bus and not taking breaks that this morning I woke up tired and stressed out a little ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„ and if course this poem came to mind… ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„.

We all want to give 110% yet we can’t do that all day long… Cause when we try to do so, we beat ourselves up when something goes wrong. ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ก…

So learn to take a break from things… You don’t have to quit.. just know it’s okay to take a break and rest a little bit…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜.

So today is 82 degrees with 91% humidity AHHHHHHHHH ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜จ… So I decided that since it will be like a steam room inside the bus, I’m gonna take a break today and wash the outside cause it needs it badly and I’ll get to play with the water hose hahaha… I definitely need to get the electricity situated inside and now only need $384 to have everything I need, the inverter, batteries and solar kit to run the fridge and the fans, lights at night and a few other things.. my gofundme link is still active and below for anyone that can help… 

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey
I’m so very close and am so grateful for all the love and support from everyone… 

Much love to you all and have a beautiful day world ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

The Gift Of Life Is Life Itself

This Life Is All We Have


Hello World

Hello My Friends ๐ŸŒปโค๐ŸŒปโค๐ŸŒปโค๐ŸŒปโค๐ŸŒป

Yesterday was a crazy day with people panicking about the hurricane which still isn’t anywhere near where I a live yet so many are panicking so I stayed working on the bus and I hid… ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„  I know it’s scary for many yet I don’t live it’s path and I understand the feelings yet we cannot control mother nature’s wrath.. please try to stay focused be aware and take one moment at a time…. Cause if you don’t stopโ€‹ freaking out your going lose your mind!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Well I’m almost finished with the kitchen countertop and sink… Just gotta paint it, caulk the sink secure and add the faucets… Yet I’m so excited and proud of myself for taking on this project and overcoming my fear of skill saws lol… I’m still making the window covers yet only have four more to do… I just wanted to share the progress so far as show it all to you โค๐Ÿค—โค๐Ÿค—โค๐Ÿค—โค

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 ๐Ÿ™โค๐Ÿ™โค๐Ÿ™โค๐Ÿ™โค๐Ÿ™

Have a beautiful rest of your day world ๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Always Believe

In You


Hello World

Today after I learned that I am 400 miles away from the predicted path of hurricane Irma and won’t be affected by it I spent the whole day making window curtain insulation panels and getting shelves put up cause I decided that if Southern Florida needs help I want to be able to go there in the bus and help being that I’m in Florida too!!! So I’m totally on a mission get this done  ๐Ÿ™โค๐Ÿ™โค๐Ÿ™

Luckily the bus is really really insulated well yet I wanted to make something that covered the windows for privacy, that I could put up and take down easily and that helped insulated the windows themselves cause they are big and there’s 10 of them… So I came up with the idea to use a thin insulation (reflectix)  that prevents condensation and cover it with a Navy blue material so the inside at night matched the theme of my blog Hello World Goodnight Universe and it turned out perfectly… ๐Ÿค—โค๐Ÿค—.


I still need to add the Velcro and finish decorating them yet here’s what it looks like so far (excuse the tape I used to hold them in place lol) it’s all coming together and I’m so so excited and so grateful 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 

Goodnight Universe โค๐ŸŒปโค

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Life Smiles Back At You

When You Live A Positive Life


Hello World,

As Children are Taught The Golden Rules.. Do Onto Others, As You would have them do into you… I haven’t lived that way all my life but now I truly do… And I can actually truly say I’ve lived most of my life like that too ๐Ÿค—โค

Today was an incredible day, a heartwarming and productive day on the bus too…. Yet tonight a very special friend that has turned into my Family said something in a response to one of my posts on Instagram that made me stop and think… ๐Ÿค”

After my son passed away I became a very bitter, angry and very depressed soul, I lost me for over 18 months and when I made the decision to change my life and get me back it wasn’t an easy task… I was always a happy happy made everyone smile type of person and when I a started being me again life surrounded me with the most incredible souls and I wrote this because I’m so grateful for all of you and because it’s really true too……..๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

That saying what comes around goes around  is really very true… Cause when you live your life in a positive way, life smiles right back at you ๐Ÿ˜โค

Iโ€™m now only needing help to get the 2000 watt inverter and the 200 watt solar panel kit for me to have electricity inside without using the engine batteries while stopped at night. The active link is below for anyone that can help or share the link if you can and Please click on โ€œRead Moreโ€ under the picture of me and my son to read all about me and my journey ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜

Thank you all for sharing youโ€ฆ I am ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—

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

Goodnight Universe โค๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•