Planning Can Be Stressful

And Overwhelming Too

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

It’s really frustrating sometimes when you’re trying to plan things out and you feel like you’re going in circles cause you don’t really know where to start..๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

Since I got the bus and even before that, I’ve been saving all the places I want to see in my journey and OMG there’s over 205 places at National Parks, Forests and Monuments that I want to go to and that’s not counting all the people I want to see along the way ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

So I started making a list of the places, where they are, what parks or forests they are in blah blah blah and omg I’m a confused mess hahahaha ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

In Olympic National Park alone there’s like 35 places I want to see… 

So I need to make calls to the ranger stations to find out which campground is centrally located to see the most etc… 

Building the bus is easy… 

Figuring out where to start, where to camp etc is gonna be the death of me ha ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Some just say wing it…

Which would be ok if I knew the areas or have been there before but NOOOOOOOO my Virgo ass wants things planned out… ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜  And I have all the van lifers and photographers that I follow on Instagram and YouTube to thank for my confusion aka @swagginscottricks the main culprit hahahaha… 

Stop posting all these beautiful places before my list gets out of control hahaha… 

Shit it already is out of control…

205 places?? Really??? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Needless to say… Time to make a pros and cons list, do a little research and get organized cause my journey is right around the corner … Any suggestions are more than welcome hahahaha ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Love It

Live It


Hello World 

This weekend I was hanging out with some friends and their children and I asked the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”.

One of them said she wants to be an oceanographer to help save our oceans (which of course made me and her mom smile big) and then the little boy said he wanted to be a trash collector with a big huge truck to clean up all the trash on the beaches (which made me smile too) but his mom immediately said: “No you can’t do that, you should be a doctor to help people instead!” Hmmmmm????๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

Yep that opened a huge debate session cause it really bothered me that she didn’t support what he wants to do… 

I never understood why anyone would try to force someone to do something they don’t want to do yet it happens all the time… 

And that’s why I wrote this poem… 

We don’t need permission to do the things we want to do yet there are so many parents out there that will tell their child that they won’t pay for college etc if they don’t do what they want them to do…๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Don’t ever allow anyone to tell you your dreams or goals aren’t good enough or that you shouldn’t do this or that.. 

If it’s something you think about 24/7 then do it!!! 

It’s your life and they’re your dreams so love it and live it!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Have a fantabulous day world ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Follow Your Instincts

Follow Your Heart


Hello World 

This morning while having my coffee my friend started taking about regrets and how she wished she wouldn’t have done this or that throughout her life and it made me think ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” 

So I asked her why she doesn’t do those things now and she couldn’t give me a reason why she couldn’t ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„.

All our lives we are told we have to do this, we have to do that… And we are also taught that we have to earn the right to do something we love or we’re told as a child that something we want to do like being an writer, a dancer or an actress isn’t a feasible career… Hmmmmm?? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

There is no set time for you to do the things you love to do.. 

As they say.. 

“Dreams don’t have an expiration date!” 

So follow your instincts, follow your heart, follow your passion it’s now time to start!.

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

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

When One Chapter Closesย 

A New One Always Begins


Hello World, 

Thinking about my upcoming journey a lot.. There’s been so many different emotions yet the one that overpowers them all is excitement… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

Where to start which way to go first… Up, down, North, South, East or West… Flip a coin maybe?? Lol …the bus will be done within 2 weeks and I’m still waiting for the ok to go down to the keys and help.. so I guess we will see… ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜€

One day at a time is all I can do yet it feels so good to know it’s happening.. So close and so exciting… A new chapter,  a new beginning,  a brand new life! ๐Ÿ˜โค๐Ÿ˜˜

Don’t be afraid of life transitions cause transitions happen all our life.. Baby to toddler, toddler to kid, kid to teen and teen to adult and it just keeps going… So don’t be afraid of life’s transitions cause when one chapter closes another one always begins ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’

Goodnight Universe ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Sometimes Bad News Is Just A Clue

To Tell You To Modify What You Need To Do


Hello World,

So this being the first day I’m feeling good since I got back from my trip, I decided that I was gonna work on the bus for a bit… 

So I called the place that had the batteries I need which I had put a deposit on cause one needed to be ordered and while I was gone they called and said it was in and I told them I was out of town and would get it when I got back… “No problem” said the man on the phone and when I called him this morning he said “OOPS IT’S GONE!” ๐Ÿค”

Needless to say I wanted to scream, yell and fight yet instead I just calmly said get me another one tonight… He said he would rush it and pay the shipping himself so I took my anger and put it on the back shelf… ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค—

The moral of this story is simple and short… Don’t let things you can’t control get you all out of sorts… Cause sometimes things that happen are just giving you a clue… To Modify what your doing so things work out better for you ๐Ÿ˜€.

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Well I’m back to working on the bus so I can begin my journey and keep my promise to my son and spread his ashes where I promised him I would…In order for me to have electricity to run the fridge and other things while Iโ€™m stopped at night without using the engines battery, I need a 2000 watt inverter and two 12volt marine batteries which costs $364 total. I would also like to get a 200 watt solar panel kit which would keep the inverter batteries charged at all times and the cost for the kit is $390. 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. Thank you to all that have helped me get to where I am today, words canโ€™t express my gratitude for you all ๐Ÿค—โค….

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

Goodnight Universe ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Everything Starts With A Dream

And Dreams Do Come True


Hello World,

This evening I was talking to a friend about the bus and my travel goals and I felt an almost overwhelming sense of AHHHHHHHH ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— 

A feeling that’s almost unexplainable yet at the same time it was a feeling of accomplishment knowing that my dream is coming true right before my eyes โค๐Ÿค—

Everything we want in our lives start as a dream.. A dream that goes from a wish, to hope, to belief, to determination, to a goal and with work, time and patience our dreams do come true… 

Never ever stop believing in your dreams.. Never ever stop believing in YOU ๐Ÿค—โค๐Ÿค—
Iโ€™m down to only needing help to get the 2000 watt inverter and the 200 watt solar panel kit for me to have electricity inside without using the engine batteries while stopped at night. The active link is below for anyone that can help or share the linkโ€ฆ Please click on โ€œRead Moreโ€ under the picture of me and my son to read about my journey ๐Ÿค—โค๐Ÿค—

Thank you all for sharing you… I am grateful๐Ÿ™โค

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

Goodnight Universe โค๐Ÿค—โค

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Our Words Create Our Reality

So Choose Positive Words Every Day


Hello World,

We all have good days and bad days yet it’s up to you to decide on which one… Our words create our reality so pick ones that make your day fun ๐ŸŒป

Today I’m working on the kitchen part of the bus and so very excited… (Will post pics of it later)

Yet right when we we’re putting the kitchen cabinet in (which was giving us a hard time) my friend says “it’s gonna be impossible!” and it made me stop in my tracks cause nothing is impossible and I made her take the word back… 

Hahaha as soon as she said. “I take that word back”  we got the cabinet in without an issue… Haha so do your best to use positive words all throughout your day… Cause once you start using negative words you just ruined a beautiful day 

Still needing help to get some things I need for the bus conversion. If anyone know where I can get a 2000 watt inverter, an electric cooler, and a 200 watt solar panel kit please let me know. My gofundme link below is still active and those are really the only things left that Iโ€™m needing help with to complete the bus and begin my journey to sprinkle my sonโ€™s ashes and healโ€ฆ The full story is under the picture of me and my son in the campaign just click on โ€œRead Moreโ€ to read it all. Much love my friends and thank you for all your love, support, kindness and light โคโค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โคโค

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

Goodnight Universe โค๐Ÿ˜˜โค