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’•

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’•

Take Time To Be Alone

It’s Very Good For You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—.

The last few days I’ve been doing a lot of things in the bus.. Kinda like nesting…

Getting things situated where I want them, getting organized, building a new bench that turns into a bed and setting up routes, places and people I wanna see and basically just getting ready to get ready to hit the road ๐Ÿ˜ฏ…

I’ve also been doing a lot of contemplating and being that my journey in the bus is only 3 months away, I got really sad about my son and my dog not being physically here with me ๐Ÿ˜ข ..

Of course I know they will always be with me, yet I’m also fully aware that I’ll have sad days too and that’s also ok ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข..

So I took a few days to process my thoughts and let my feelings out for a while… Then last night I released them and today I woke up with a smile…

So remember that when you’re up in your head.. that being alone is ok… process your thoughts then release them and wake up to a brand new day ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—..

Have a fantabulous day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Moving Past Your Comfort Zone

Isn’t Hard As It May Seem


Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

This morning when I woke up I couldn’t get the thought of moving past my comfort zone out of my head ๐Ÿค” and it made me wonder if there’s anything that is really holding me back from embarking on my bus living journey?๐Ÿค”

 Other then a few little things I need to do to the bus.. There really isn’t anything other than myself from stopping me. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

I’m fully aware that this is a big life change as well as it being something I’ve never done, especially alone, yet it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.. and that’s when I really realized that the only thing that can stop us from living our goals and dreams is truly how we think about them ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

Doing all the footwork to make our dreams happen is the easy part… 

Yet once you’re only a few steps away from achieving them is when the fear and doubt really surfaces.. 

You have to totally change your mindset and not only believe that you can do it… You have to be totally willing to step past that comfort zone and take that leap of faith. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„.

Don’t allow the little voice in your head to stop you from living your dreams… Cause changing what the little voice says isn’t as hard as it seems… 

So go ahead release those fears it’s time for you to try… Move away from your comfort zone… Spread your wings and fly ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Breath Deep, Be Calm, Stay Focused

Cause Panicking Can Get You And Others Hurt


Hello World,

The last couple of days have been crazy with everyone watching hurricane Irma and although I too live in Florida I’m no where near it’s projected path.. Like I’m seriously 400+miles away from it’s path.. 

Yet today I went into town to the grocery store and the frenzied panic in the store made me leave and not get what I went there for. The look of fear and panic on everyone’s face made me realize how crazy people get and how they panic rather than calming down and focusing on what needs to get done  ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„..

When people panic, people get hurt and that’s scarier than the storm…We can’t control mother nature, yet we can control ourselves.. please stay calm and focus on what you need to do so you don’t hurt someone else….๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

I know this storm is scary yet we all now what we need to do… So take a deep breath and please be calm so you don’t hurt yourself and others too!!!๐Ÿ™โค๐Ÿ™

As for me I’m working in the bus and sticking to my goal… 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.๐Ÿ˜€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. 

My goal date to embark on my journey is my sonโ€™s birthday October 4th and Iโ€™m so close, itโ€™s right around the corner and Iโ€™m so excited to begin โค๐Ÿค—โค

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

Have a beautiful day world ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Things We Can and Can’t Control

Don’t Let Them Get In Your Way


Hello World,

We tend to stress and worry over things we can’t control or change… Yet stress and worry doesn’t fix anything it only gets in our way…. I taught my kids to think like this and I really try to too… Yet sometimes stress and worry is the first thing that we do…๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

Think about the things you do and what you CAN control and change… Sometimes it’s just a little thing that needs to be rearranged.

So don’t let life’s situations stop you and get in your way… Do the things you can do to change things and go out and have a beautiful day!!!!๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—

Iโ€™m so close to bringing the bus home.. and making my dreams come true .. thank you all for helping and for all you do. The link is in my bio so please help me if you can or share the link so that I can go and continue on with my plans. To spread my sonโ€™s ashes at the places he wanted to see, to continue on this journey of healing and to honor him and me. Thank you thank you thank you ALL ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

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

๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป Have A Beautiful Day World ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Take The Leap and Grow


Hello World,

Staying in your comfort zone isn’t always the best thing for you… Yet we allow our minds put out fear and doubt which takes over what we want to do..

So step out of your comfort zone and reach up to the sky… Spread you wings, believe in yourself and you’ll truly start to fly…๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š

Iโ€™m so close to bringing the bus home.. and making my dreams come true .. thank you all for helping and for all you do. The link is in my bio so please help me if you can or share the link so that I can continue on with my plans. To spread my sonโ€™s ashes at the places he wanted to see, to continue on this journey of healing and to honor him and me. Thank you thank you thank you ALL ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•Š

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

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ™ Goodnight Universe ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ™

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•