When Things Don’t Go YOUR Way
Hello World 🌻 Happy Day My Friends
After posting about my latest setback with the bus and about my belief about timing…I got a lot of comments about how people admired my tenacity, strength and perserverence as well as my staying positive through it all 🤔
It made me look back on everything that has happened since I brought the bus home and I actually looked back on my whole life 🤔
All my life people have said that I was tenacious and I never really thought about it until today…
I’ve always been a go getter when it comes to something I want and I’ve never ever been a quitter… It’s just not in my nature to do so…
So I guess I am tenacious 😂
Yet for me there is no other way…
I never understood why people give up so easily on their dreams and it’s never ever crossed my mind to do so, especially with this bus project.
My point in all this is:
We all have the drive and the power to achieve whatever we want to achieve…
Perserverence is in our blood…
It’s truly part of our makeup and who we are..
Sometimes we just need to reach deep to find it.. 😉💪😉..
So do not get discouraged when things don’t go your way… Keep on doing what you need to do and go about your day..
Cause life is like an obstacle course with lots of ups and downs.. So don’t let setbacks stop you.. Stay strong and stand your ground!! 💪💖💪
Have a beautiful day world 💖
They Are What Matters Most
Hello World and Happy Day My Friends 🤗😀
Ok so yesterday I received a couple things I ordered on Amazon for the bus and talk about funny….
When I went up to the office to pick them up.. I was dancing around like a little kid and the manager asked me what I got that was making me so happy and silly dancing around like a little kid 🤗💖🤗
At first I wasn’t going to show her and then decided why not and opened the big box in front of her…
Well I guess it was a good thing cause she started laughing so hard that she was literally crying which of course made me laugh really hard and then another lady came in… She asked why we were laughing so hard.. We told her and of course she lost it too..
I looked at both of them after we calmed down a bit and said….
“You know you’re a tad touched when you receive a order you placed, you’re dancing around like a kid in a candy store and it’s a toilet!”🚽💃see pics ⬇️
Of course I was happy to receive my USA sticker for the back of the bus too but the toilet is a game changer 😂😂
Now for most people that’s not anything major 🤔 but for me OMG… It’s HUGE…
Imagine boondocking in the middle of nowhere with no bathroom..😫
Being that I am much older than most van lifers lol… Those middle of the night potty breaks…🙄
It would not be too fun going outside behind a bush in the middle of nowhere, in the dark at 3am 🤣😂 my luck I’d forget toilet paper and grab a poisen ivy leaf 😫😂
So my friends…
Don’t forget the little things that always make you smile… Cause it’s always the little things that make life worthwhile 🚽💃😂🤪😂💃🚽..
Have a wonderful day world 💖
Get You Where You Need To Be
Hello World and Happy Day My Friends 🤗💖
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 🤔🙄
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… 😉
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… 😉😀😉
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 🤔🤔🤔
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…
So I built a bookshelf and woo hoo perfect solution lol… See pics ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
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… 😉😀😉..
Go figure huh…
Have a great night world 💖
Hello World and Happy Day My Friends 🤗.
This morning I was reading an article about a corporation in India that actually has scheduled meditation breaks for all their employees and it made me wonder why we don’t do that too🤔🙄
When we go to work we may get breaks yet do we really take them to stop and breath or do we take them to chit chat, go run an errand or not take them at all and just continue working?🤔
We rarely balance out our week cause we are so accustomed to just working working working and we wonder why by mid week we can’t wait for the weekend to get here and by Friday we’re burnt out😥…
hmm makes no sense huh?!?
So my friends..
Don’t forget to balance your week with a little bit of play time too.. it will make your week a lot better and it’s good for your mind and body too 😏
Have a beYOUtiful week world 💗
Hello World and Happy Day My Friends 💗
It always makes me giggle when I’m on a roll doing something, make plans to totally finish it the next day and then mother nature says…
When I worked in corporate America, I always had to go go go and wouldn’t stop until I was done…
Which always stressed me out and wore me out as well..😩😩
Since I got the bus home and made a solid decision to take my time and do it right, it never fails that whenever that go go go side pops up, mother nature and the universe do something that makes me have to slow down and take a break 😂😂
Yesterday I didn’t stop with the taping and painting on the bus all day long… It was a beautiful day and that go go go side of me flared up big-time…
By the end of the day my shoulders and arms were so sore that all I did was make a salad for dinner and plopped into bed…
The whole time thinking that today I was not gonna stop until it was finished… 🙄🙄🙄…
Woke up this morning to torrential rain that hasn’t stopped…
So I guess it was mother nature’s way of making me take a break hahaha so don’t forget to stop and take a little break or two.. cause anything that must get done will get done when it needs too 😏🙃😏..
Have a beautiful day world 💗
They Do A Body and Mind Good
Hello World and Happy Day My Friends 🤗
Why is it that when we want to take a break from something we tend to feel guilty for doing so? 🤔
We are programmed to Go Go Go and we wonder why we either break down or wind up getting the F### It’s.. 🙄😱🙄
Our bodies and mind aren’t made to go non stop if they were we wouldn’t need sleep… they both need to take breaks …
Breaks help us get our strength back and help to clear our mind so we don’t get all cluttered and burnt out 😁
So give yourself permission to take a break or two… It will help you get more focused and it’s actually good for you!!!😁.
Have a fantabulous day world 💗
Hello World & Happy Day My Friends 🤗💗
Have you ever noticed that during the winter season and the holidays we tend to get more burnt out then other times of the year? 🤔🤔…
We catch colds easier, we’re way more tired and stressed too.. is it because it’s cold out?? Is it because it’s Christmas and we’re rushing around like lunatics??
Or is it simply because we get so caught up in everything we want to get done before the end of the year that we forget to stop and take time out for ourselves? 🤔🤔🤔.
Almost everyone I know is either stressed because of Christmas, saying they don’t have enough time or money to get stuff done or they are sick as a dog with a cold or flu!!
Hmmmmm 🤔🤔🤔 there really isn’t any difference between this time of year and any other time of year yet we make ourselves crazy and wind up getting burnt out, physically ill or both!! 😥😖😷..
We truly are in control of our physical and emotional well being and our body does give us cues when we need to chill out and slow down…
The problem is..
We usually don’t listen until it’s too late…
We wind up exhausted or physically ill and then we can’t do anything… Which again makes everything worse!!! 🙁🙄🤔..
No holiday, job or person is worth your getting burnt out or sick…
Listen to your body…
Watch out for the cues…
Slow down a little bit and remember to take care of YOU!! 😊..