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’•

Courage vs Fear

Choose To Be Courageous


Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—

So many people tell me I’m courageous for wanting to embark on a van living life being a solo female and it made me think about what the word actually means ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

COUยทRAยทGEOUS — kษ™หˆrฤjษ™s/adjective

Not deterred by danger or pain; brave.

Hmmmmm ๐Ÿค”

I think the key words in this definition are: “Not Deterred” which I believe is true when it comes to me being courageous… 

It’s not that I don’t have my fears when it comes to embarking on a solo van life… It’s just that I refuse to allow fear to stop me from living my dream. ๐Ÿ˜

Fear is a bitch and I’ve learned that it can and will stop you from accomplishing anything if YOU allow it too… 

Yet once you push past it… You realize there was nothing to be fearful of in the first place ๐Ÿ™„

Learning to be courageous is not a hard thing to do… All it means is that you refuse to allow anything to fully stop you… 

Being courageous is powerful and shows that you’re not afraid too try… So learn to be courageous and don’t let fear stop you from reaching the sky ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ™‹

Have a beautiful and courageous day ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Listen To That Voice Within

Be Courageously You


Hello World, 

Tonight while having a torrential downpour something kept telling me to go for a walk in the rain. 

At first I even thought it was crazy cause when I say pouring I mean the sky opened up and just dumped and still is yet that little voice inside of me kept saying go it’s OK go.. so I did and I got so drenched that my feet and hands were literally pruned lol lol it was an amazing feeling like being cleansed by the universe… (I love walking in the rain…) 

Yet when I got back my neighbor said I was crazy and courageous for walking in a storm such as we are having (did I mention there was lightning in the far far far distanceโšก)  

It made me think about the little voice that told me it was OK… That I’d be OK ๐Ÿค— and I was and am.. ๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ˜Œ

I guess the moral of this story is: So many times we go against what we feel within and wind up regretting it and tonight although that little voice was telling me to go for a walk in a crazy ass rain storm.. I listened and I feel amazing.. ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒง๐Ÿค—

Listen to what your gut says even if it’s something as silly as going for a walk in a torrential downpour cause listening to that voice within is the most courageous thing we can do!!! 

Goodnight universe!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ˜

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

It Takes Courage To Look At Your Life

To Do A Life Review


Hello World

Today I woke up feeling kinda stuck even though I’m making so much progress on the bus..I felt oddly stuck๐Ÿค” my dreams have been very intense which doesn’t make for a goodnight sleep and whenever I feel that way I do what I call a life review๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™„.

I take a look at where I’m at and try to figure out why or what is making me feel this way and what in my life is prompting the feelings๐Ÿค” it’s usually just a matter of changing something..a behavior or action that is no longer serving me well…๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”.

Do I always figure it out.. No… Yet taking a look and doing a life review always helps take the anxiety or feeling away and helps me get unstuck ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ƒ and when I do figure it out I usually laugh and just shake my head ๐Ÿ˜‚

Moral of this story: it takes courage to take a look at your life with humor and compassion.. Yet when you do a life review you’ll see the parts of your life that need action โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜บ.

Have a beautiful day world ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—

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’•

Don’t Ever Stop Believing

Always Believe


Hello World, 

The last few days I’ve been writing a lot about confidence, doubt and believing and tonight as I was writing this I realized that what I write about is truly about what I’m going through at that moment myself๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

I write so much about what my friends and other people are going through, trying to help others smile and believe, that It didn’t really hit me until tonight as I was walking out of the bus that all the work I’ve been doing on the bus and especially my writing ARE the steps for my journey too..

My journey to find courage within. My journey to heal from losing my son, my journey to live and learn to let go, my journey to not forget..To have peace within my heart and to live my dream and his and omg… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I’m living it ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Tonight I’m living a wow moment… A omg moment… A shake my head REALLY moment?? and as optimistic, confident and positive of a person as I am… I too go through moments of doubt, fear and lose courage and even lack confidence and have moments of disbelief yet in my heart I never lost hope, I never stopped believing and I now know without a doubt that believing is the key to living and the key to your dreams.. Always believe no matter what my friends, cause believing is what makes dreams come true!!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

Goodnight Universe ๐ŸŒ Goodnight My Friends ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒ 

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Take Being Called Crazy As A Compliment

It Shows You Have The Courage To Be True To YOU


Hello World,

Tonight on my usual last walk of the day with my dog… I knew it might start raining yet figured I’d make it back before it started… my dog is terrified of rain and thunder yet only when we’re inside and no matter how hard it’s raining, If I put her leash on she has no problem walking in it…strange yes and why I don’t have a clue yet she’s a blast in the rain and I love walking it in… ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ

So right before we headed back the sky opened up and BAM a torrential typical Florida down pour came crashing down… So I decided to dance and she’s jumps and dances with me…. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Of course someone saw us and called me crazy yet I smiled,  laughed and said YES I AM… ITS FUN YOU SHOULD TRY IT ๐ŸŒงโ˜”๐ŸŒจ

Needless to say…don’t ever be afraid of doing silly things you love to do… Playing in the rain is fun and it’s healthy for you too…. Sweet dreams my friends โ˜”๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜˜

One down 2 to goโ€ฆ. I do still need help to bring the bus home and am only $200 from paying off the mechanic now. I really do need your help to bring this dream to lifeโ€ฆ Most of you know about my gofundme campaign.. please help if you are able for every little bit helps or share the link in my bio so I can do this because I truly believe that it is time and I AM ready โคโคโคโคโค

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

โ˜”๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ˜ด Goodnight Universe ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ซโ˜”

Ricci โค