Be Happy Be You

It’s really not that hard

Hello My Friends ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–

Just sitting here playing with different apps because I want to share my journey with you once I get on the road…

My whole page will be changing to reflect the journey I’m about to embark on…

My poems will still be written by me yet the photos will be all mine, showing and reflecting where I am and my thoughts as always. ๐Ÿ˜Š

The journey I’m about to embark on living in a bus, and traveling all over, is not only a new life, new chapter journey, it is also a healing journey, a journey to spread my son’s ashes at all the places we wanted to see..

While honoring him and finding me ๐Ÿ˜Š

My hope is that my journey can help others that have lost a child know that they too can live, love and carry the pain in a different way, a way that doesn’t knock them on their ass like it did to me.

A learning too let go journey…

Not to forget…

But to LIVE…. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– …

Click on the video it’s actually kinda cute haha ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

It’s Ok To Change Your Mind

Whenever You Want Too!

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—

Ok so we all know that I’m a sticker freak lol and that I’ve decided to dedicate the back of the bus with pretty and positive vibe stickers ๐Ÿค— well that hasn’t changed yet I just added “Hello World” & “Goodnight Universe” to the front and the back (website will be added later) but the back just wasn’t sitting right with me yet I couldn’t figure out why ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”..

Well… Yesterday I was talking to my dear dear friend Paul who lives in Scotland and I showed him the front and the back of the bus and being the bff that he is.. He called me out on the back saying it looked a little out of place (his exact words I can’t say hahaha) because I had “Goodnight Universe” at the top and right below it I had a map of the USA ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ฏ…

And it hit me…

How one-sided of me to have “Goodnight Universe” and only the USA map beneath it…๐Ÿ˜ซ

So yep I immediately took the USA map down painted it again and put the WORLD map beneath it… ๐Ÿ˜

Duh Ricci hahahaha I’m loving it now and it looks way way better….(see picsโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธโฌ‡๏ธ)

I’m still gonna put the USA map on it so I can see all the states I’m going to but it’s going on the passenger side next to the bus doors instead lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

Needless to say my oldest and his fiancee as well as my bestie agreed yet also laughed cause I’m constantly changing stuff… ๐Ÿค—

My point in this is: there’s nothing wrong with changing your mind a million times if you need too… Nothing in life is set in stone so do what’s best for you!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–

Have A Beautiful Day World ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Always Remember The Little Things

They Are What Matters Most

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

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!”๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿ’ƒsee pics โฌ‡๏ธ

Of course I was happy to receive my USA sticker for the back of the bus too but the toilet is a game changer ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Now for most people that’s not anything major ๐Ÿค” but for me OMG… It’s HUGE…

Imagine boondocking in the middle of nowhere with no bathroom..๐Ÿ˜ซ

Or…

Being that I am much older than most van lifers lol… Those middle of the night potty breaks…๐Ÿ™„

It would not be too fun going outside behind a bush in the middle of nowhere, in the dark at 3am ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ my luck I’d forget toilet paper and grab a poisen ivy leaf ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜‚

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 ๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿšฝ..

Have a wonderful day world ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci๐Ÿ’•

The Choice Is Up To You

Choose To Be Happy

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends โค๏ธ
It always makes me giggle when someone says that they woke up in a bad mood ๐Ÿค”

I mean seriously… How can you wake up in a bad mood???

I understand if you slept crappy or something kept waking you up that you may be tired..

Yet how can anyone seriously WAKE UP in a bad mood? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”…

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best person to interact with as soon as I open my eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ yet that is cause my blood hasn’t stated circulating and my brain just needs to fully wake up before I start rambling or have a full blown conversation (my coffee addiction helps that haha) yet I can’t ever say that I opened my eyes and woke up in a bad mood ๐Ÿค”…

We truly do have control on how we feel each and every day…

We can choose to smile as soon as we wake up or we can choose to be a grouch…

The key word is CHOOSE…

Cause we are totally control of how we want to be when we open our eyes in the morning…

Sooooo make the choice to be happy and choose to smile when you open your eyes… It really is that simple ๐Ÿ™„

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

When You Second Guess Yourself

You Stop Believing In You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—

Remember when you were in school and had to take a test… Before you handed it in you went back and changed a couple answers you weren’t sure about only to get the test back and the first answer you picked was correct but you second guessed yourself so you wound up getting the answer wrong!!!

Yeah gotta love when we do that right lol lol… ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฉ…

Well for the past two days I was trying to figure out the best way to access my closet in the bus cause since I moved the bed, getting to my clothes was a tad difficult so instead of doing what I originally thought of I wound up rearranging everything only to wind up going right back to my original idea which totally wasted a whole day of work ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ..

I guess my point in all this is that we tend to second guess ourselves a lot and all we are really doing is not believing in ourselves… Not trusting in how we really feel in the first place ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜ฉ…

So my friends don’t second guess yourself cause what & how you feel in your heart is true… When you second guess yourself you stop believing in you!!! ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜”…

Have a beautiful day world โค๏ธ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Forget To Take A Break

It’s Really Good To Do

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’—

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…

“NOT”…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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..๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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… ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„…

Yeah right!

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 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜..

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Rearrange Your To-Do List

So Your Motivation Doesn’t Go Out The Door

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends

This morning when I woke up I looked at the bus and knew I had to get busy organizing things under my bed to make the things I use frequently more easily accessible … Yet my motivation for wanting to do it was gone gone gone ๐Ÿ˜ฅ….

I actually felt like it’s what I do every day, constantly organizing the bus and although it’s not, I really didn’t want to tackle it cause it’s a pain in the ass getting under my bed ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Yet with my journey right around the corner I have got to get it done so I’m not constantly taking things out, putting them back, searching for stuff and feeling totally unorganized cause I can’t find something…๐Ÿ˜•

So I knew I had to switch my thinking ๐Ÿค” and mix up how I was going to tackle the job so it wasn’t something I dreaded ๐Ÿ˜ต because I ready do have to get it done.๐Ÿ˜ฅ

My point in all this is…

There are certain things that we do every day that wind up feeling repetitive yet they are things that we must do…

So instead of looking at them negatively do them in a way that works for you!!!

We don’t wake up all motivated to do our daily tasks each day..

So switch up how you tackle them and then get them out of your way!!! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

Have a productive day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•