Black Friday

The Craziest Day Of The Year


Hello World 

Ok so why on earth do people make today the craziest day of the year?? I participated in Black Friday sales one time and I swore I’d never do it again and I haven’t!!! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฑ

The first thing I saw online when I woke up this morning were articles about people getting trampled on, arrested and sent to the hospital because of a certain item on sale in Walmart and I was like REALLY????? 

Is anything on earth really worth getting hurt or hurting another to get??? Hmmmmm???๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”.

The holidays are supposed to be a happy time, a time of giving, a time of sharing and a time of showing gratitude to and for those we love… 

Yet the media and stores make it a day of competition and that too me is totally the opposite of what the holiday is supposed to be about!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”..

For all of you that participate in this crazy negative pumped up day.. More power to you… 

Yet please try to remember what the holiday season is supposed to be about and be careful cause no gift is so important that you have to fight tooth and nail to get…. 

Today is just another day of the year so breath for goodness sake!!!

Have a calm and beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

It’s Your Journey

It’s YOUR Life


Hello World

Have you ever been so shocked by someone else’s behavior that it truly made you feel like you weren’t sure if it was you or if it was them????? ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”.

Well that’s exactly what I’ve been going through for the past week.. So much so that I had to take a break from social media to get my head back on straight and take a good look at the situation and process it fully… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”…

I’ve always been a people person as well as being very spontaneous yet had always worried about what others thought about what I was doing and about myself in general ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฉ..

It took me a loooonnnnggg time to not worry about what others thought about me, especially when it came to my doing what I needed to do for me and my peace of mind yet as we all look for a little validation, it totally threw me for a huge loop when someone I know (or should I say I thought I knew) stopped talking to me because I haven’t begun my journey in the bus yet! ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜’… 

Yes I went there… 

Not being sure if it was them or me because I don’t like disappointing people in general ๐Ÿ˜–

I have never been one that’s afraid of change and I don’t have any problem with being spontaneous .. Yet this is HUGE and being that I am embarking on this journey alone (something else I’ve never ever done) “I” need to know that all my ducks are in a row with the bus and with myself especially emotionally ๐Ÿ˜

The journey in the bus is a huge huge huge life change for me and for the first time in my life I actually want to do it right in every manner.. 

Although it is taking me longer than even I anticipated.. I’m taking my time.. So that when I drive away I’ll know that everything with the bus is mechanically sound and that I am truly emotionally ready to begin my journey to heal from the loss of my son and begin MY new life ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

What others may feel isn’t really relevant because this is my journey and however long it takes me to begin is OK.. 

It’s my journey to take when and only when…. 

I AM READY!!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

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’•

Optimism Is Having Faith

To Achieve Your Dreams


Hello World, 

Well I figured out what that little bit of fear I was experiencing was… And as I worked through it I had to laugh and laugh hard… Cause it basically was a reality check showing me that my dream IS and HAS come true..๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ.

I guess for me all this time I’ve been working towards getting the bus, converting it and having the ability to travel and keep my promise to my son to live our dream and sprinkle his ashes at all the places we wanted to see, was still in the back of my mind as a dream that I hoped would one day come true and it hit me hard that it HAS come true and it IS happening and I WILL be on the road living that dream very very soon. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฎ.

I guess it was one of those omg wake-up call reality checks when I walked out if the bus the other night and it scared the crap out of me… Like REALLY??? REALITY CHECK RICCI… It’s happening right here, right now!!!! Someone pinch me please hahaha ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ… 

Which brought this poem/quote/whatever you wanna call it to mind this morning…๐Ÿค— Hope, Faith, Believing and Optimism all go hand in hand and they all lead you to living the life of your dreams!!! So always have hope, always have faith and always believe in being optimistic.. Cause optimism is having the faith to turn your dreams into your reality.. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜ 

I know cause I believed and my dream is now my reality ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’— Never stop believing my friends ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—and always believe YOU CAN ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—.

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Life Is A Highway

With Lot’s Of Entrances and Exits Along The Way

Hello World,

This morning I couldn’t get the song “Life Is A Highway” out of my mind (thanks Carly ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚) yet it’s so very true…. Sometimes it feels like we’re driving aimlessly and in circles too… There will always be detours and bumps in your way… Yet don’t ever let feeling lost or scattered get in your way ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

If you’re feeling lost or stuck in the same spot, its all up to you to keep going or not. It may feel like you’re carrying a heavy load, just don’t ever give up cause of a bump in the road!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

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You all know my story and I cannot do this alone. Iโ€™ve tried to change the amount I need on my gofundme campaign yet it wonโ€™t allow me too, Iโ€™d have to start a brand new campaign which is crazy yet I only need $628 more to pay the mechanic. Please help if you are able or share the link so I can continue the journey to spread my sons ashes and healโ€ฆ I AM ready 

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey โค

Thank you all for all your love and support. I AM GRATEFUL ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™

๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒป Have A Beautiful Day World ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒป

Ricci โค

Life Is So Much Better

When We Focus On The Good

Hello World,

When we focus on doing good things, good things come to us… We brighten the hearts of others and it brightens our light within.

When negative things happen don’t let then get you down… Keep smiling and stay positive and negativity won’t stick around.

Focus on the road you’re on, stay positive and don’t give up…Yucky days don’t stay for long keeping smiling and keep on going… It may take a little longer yet baby steps still get you to your dreams…

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Bus update…. We decided we need to do a complete overhaul so I’m safe while on the road… There’s more things that mechanically need to be done so my goal date is going to be pushed back..๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜ž we have to drop the gas tank and drain the engine too… The mechanic thinks its best to start fresh since is been sitting for a while…. It almost made me cry today cause I’m so ready to begin, yet I also need to know I’m safe and don’t want to worry about something going mechanically wrong in the middle of nowhere since I’ll be going solo….

Just wanted to keep everyone updated and I cannot not say I’m not a tad disappointed cause I am, yet I’ve got to stay positive and remember everything I write about cause this is just a bump in the road….

Sweet dreams to you all and for all of your love and support I AM grateful 

Iโ€™m so close reaching my goal and I’ve hit a bump in the road.. I am asking for your help to help me get over the bump in the road. Most have read my story and know what itโ€™s about. Please help if you are able and or share the link to get my story out and make this journey my reality. Iโ€™m ready to heal and ready to live again and we are so close to making this happen so I can keep my promise by honoring my son and sprinkling his ashes at the places he wanted me tooโ€ฆ Thank you all for sharing and thank you for all your support.

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

๐Ÿ’ซโค Goodnight Universe โค๐Ÿ’ซ

Ricci โค๐Ÿ™โค