True Friendships

Are Worth More Than Gold

Hello World 🌻 Happy Day My Friends β›΅πŸ¦ˆβ›΅

I’ve lived on both the East coast and the West coast all my life, have been to many tropical islands and have always been a huge lover of the ocean and the beautiful animals that call it their home. πŸ¦ˆπŸ³πŸ¬πŸŸπŸ πŸ™πŸšπŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸ‹

I’ve seen tons of sea turtles, baby sea turtles hatching, whales, the mating ritual of manta rays, owned a 30ft sail boat, have gone deep sea fishing tons of times and yet as much time as I’ve spent near, in and on the ocean, I’ve never seen dolphins in the wild 😫

Until today πŸ¦ˆβ›΅

Knowing how much I love the ocean, my bestie surprised me with a going away present of a private 2 hour dolphin tour and omg it was incredible

We were out for about 45 minutes without seeing any and then my bestie shouts..

Over there ➑️➑️➑️➑️

OMG!!!! There was a huge Mama and her baby right in front of us..

Of course I couldn’t get a picture because I was in awe and lost it crying lol… Yeah I’m a huge cry baby hahaha yet to see them in the wild was an amazing feeling and experience. I was truly awe-stricken.

We drove around for a while and nothing…

Other than the beautiful sound of the waves crashing against the boat and the salty water spraying my face… Not to mention the colors of the water and other beautiful boats at sea

The other dolphin cruises were on the radio all saying “nope nothing out here!” 😫

Then as we were heading back..

BAMπŸ’₯ there they were…

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One was so close I could follow her shadow to wait for her to come up for air…..😁😁😁

It was truly an amazing day and I am so very grateful to my dear friend Patti…

She has been my rock through the bus conversion, has let me cry, scream and just be wherever I need to and I am beyond grateful for her!..

My point in all this is:

Don’t ever forget to thank those in your life that go out of their way to see you smile…

The ones that unconditionally want nothing more than for you to be happy…

They are far and few between my friends and it’s always nice to let them know how much you love and appreciate them.

So thank you Patti for all you do and for all you are!! Love you so much..Today, forever & beyondπŸ’–

Thank you for an amazing day I am truly grateful πŸ’–πŸŒ»πŸ’–

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

Love You Forever

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends

Today is my daughter’s 23rd Birthday and I dedicate my poem and my post today to her…

She’s probably gonna kill me for posting some old and some new photos yet isn’t that what mom’s are supposed to do???😱…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALYSSA

I love you more than words can say… I wish you all the happiness in the world….

Dream big, follow your heart and always know that you deserve everything your heart desires..

I know you’ll achieve all your hopes and dreams and I’m so proud of the young lady that you’ve grown up to be!!!

I’LL LOVE YOU FOREVER, I’LL LIKE YOU FOR ALWAYS… FOREVER & ALWAYS MY BABY YOU’LL BE πŸ’—πŸ˜˜πŸ’—πŸ˜˜πŸ’—πŸ˜˜πŸ’—πŸ˜˜πŸ’—πŸ˜˜πŸ’—

Love you always

MomπŸ’—

Life Is Filled With Ups and Downs

In’s and Outs and Round Abouts


Hello World,

Tonight I was thinking a lot about my trip and seeing so many people that were a huge part of my life growing up and mainly one person that brought back so many memories and love that I thought I had let go of or just forgot and that really wasn’t the case because they never left my heartπŸ€”πŸ™„

When we look back on our lives there’s so many things and people that came and went yet for some reason or another things changed… 

We look for the why’s and the reasons… the why it didn’t work out.. the what happened and more yet there really aren’t any answers other than it’s just the way life took its course… πŸ€”πŸ™„

Just remember you wouldn’t be where you are today if you didn’t go through all those yesterday’s…

Some things are meant and some things are not yet love is forever cause it stays in your heart…. 

Good times will happen and bad times don’t last long.. yet they both make you who you are and they make you real strong… 

So hold your head high and smile along the way… Cause those memories in your heart will forever stay!!!

Goodnight Universe β€πŸ€—

Ricci πŸ’•

Be Crazy Enough To Follow Your Dreams

Be Happily Crazy When You Get Them

Hello World,

🚐 BUS UPDATE & A Special Surprise Too πŸ•·

They say that the people that think they can change the world are crazy enough to do it… So always be crazy enough to follow your dreams and keep smiling while you do… Cause as you catch each one of them you’ll be happily crazy too πŸ€—

So today I was putting baby proof drawer latches on my kitchen sink cabinet so they don’t slide while I’m driving and I received a surprise from my daughter who is a personal trainer at a fitness gym in Phoenix.. and is very supportive of my dream to convert the bus and live my and Michael’s dream… to my surprise she bought me the coolest foam floor tiles that are basically workout mats  πŸ€—πŸ‹πŸ’ͺ they are gonna look so cool when I’m done πŸ‘¨β€β€β€πŸ‘¨πŸ™† and I’ll be able to do my yoga and Pilates in the bus too

As I was putting some of them down I feel this bite on the back of my calf..  I screamed ouch and low a behold my right leg now looks like Popeye’s arms… Those are the warning pics at the end… Luckily my neighbor is a nurse and we’re watching it through the night with lots of benedryl lol lol no pain just itches like crazy.. needless to say check out the bus and my boo boo haha

A friend suggested that I explain in detail what it is I still need help with getting so here it is: in order for me to have electricity to run the fridge and other things while I’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. πŸ™β€ Thank you to all that have helped me get to where I am today, words can’t express my gratitude for you all β€πŸ•·

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey
Goodnight Universe πŸŒ»πŸ€—

Ricci πŸ’•

Negativity Is A Bitch

That Can Make Your Life Very Hard

Hello World,

Happy Day My Friends πŸ’•πŸŒ»

It’s a beautiful day to be stay positive, it’s a beautiful day to be YOU πŸŒ»πŸ€—

It’s only been 5 days since I drove the bus home and there hasn’t been one second of each day that I’ve allowed any negativity into my thoughts at all.. I honestly don’t think it can get past the positive feelings that I have because of the huge amount of gratitude I have in my heart and soul… πŸ™πŸ€—

Negativity is a bitch and can truly catch us off guard… And it will do anything it can to make your life very hard…. So push past any negativity, push it right out of your way… Because it’s only positivity and love that can make you feel great every day πŸ€—πŸŒ»

There are a few costly items I need help with to complete the bus and so I’m asking if anyone knows where I can get a 1000 watt or higher inverter, a 100 or 200 watt solar panel kit and a small electric cooler or mini fridge to help me complete the bus, It will be greatly appreciated … 

I will be leaving my gofundme link active for anyone that would like to help… Or if anyone has one of those items they would be willing to donate please email me, send me a direct message or comment below. The active link is below…πŸ€—πŸŒ»

Thank you all for all your help it’s time to get the bus ready for my beautiful journey to heal and to my journey to continue to grow… Much love my friends β€πŸ€—

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

Ricci πŸ’•

Believing You Can

Believe You Will

Hello World,

​As you all know, I am in the midst of getting a shuttle bus to travel and spread my sons ashes at all the places he wanted me too while also living my dream and his…Traveling all over the country seeing the beautiful places in nature we both wanted to see….. The national parks and forests, the Grand Canyon and more…

Well.. Yesterday a friend asked me if I’d go with her to pick up her son in Atlanta, Georgia… It’s a 6 hour drive from where I am and we left at 4:30am… She drove there and because she hadn’t slept, I drove back while both her and her son slept 😴😴

It was a gorgeous drive through country roads and I had a blast listening to music, singing and just looking at all the beauty surrounding me and it hit me like a lightning bolt… Like a burst of light, like a true awakening

             

It was just what I needed to believe… To believe that I can go on my journey in the bus alone, to honor my son and live my dream and his.

It’s time!

I knew that it IS time for me to do this… It IS time for me to push past my doubt’s and push past the fears I kept facing… 

I’ve been a mom for over 31 yrs and never did anything alone, yet even though there were 2 people sleeping in the car I felt alone and it felt amazing…. I am so so so sooooo ready and excited to do this and I know in my heart and soul it’s meant to be and I AM READY….

I do still need help to complete the bus and am only $318 from paying off the mechanic…I need your help to do so… Most of you know about my gofundme campaign.. please help if you are able and or share the link below so I can do this!!!

I AM READY….don’t allow obstacles or your own mind stop you from living the life you desire and want.. 

You CAN do it…you WILL do it… 

All you have to do is truly believe and go for it… It may be scary at first yet taking that first step can and will be the hardest one, yet once you do… You’ll feel amazing and will be living the life of your dreams….πŸ™

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

Ricci ❀

Every Morning Is A Fresh Beginning

Life Begins Every Day So Live It & Live It Well

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Hello World,

Every morning opens the door to a brand new day. Brand new beginnings, new plans, new actions, new experiences and new lessons.

Don’t let yesterday’s worries ruin your today. Cause it doesn’t matter how old you are, it doesn’t matter if your successful, if you failed or if you’re just hanging on. Life begins the moment you wake up and start your day…

So start it with a positive thought, a big huge smile and know that whatever life throws at you, you can handle it.

So embrace the day cause life begins every morning so live it and live it well!

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For those that are seeing my posts for the first time WELCOME to my story. I unfortunately lost my son a year ago and my daughter-in-law started a campaign to help me get a van so I can honor his last wishes and spread his ashes …. Please help if you are able …The active link is below and I’d truly appreciate if you could help or share it. It’s time for me to heal my heart, it’s time for me to live! Much love, light and peace to you all..❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀

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

❀😍❀ Ricci ❀😍❀