Value Who You Are

Cause You Are A Shining Star

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’–
This morning after doing my morning ritual the first thing I read was a post from my beautiful friend Dr. Jacque Colbert..

She was honoring and thanking all the beautiful souls in her life and not only did it make me smile, it made me think about how often we don’t take the time to not only value and thank others in our lives, we forget to honor and value the most important person of all…


So on this beautiful day I want to remind you all to remember to value yourself just as much as you value, are thankful and are grateful for others…

Cause when we stop to value all that we have and all that we are too… We learn to love our own self-worth & we attract more goodness too…πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’–…

So be grateful and thankful for all that you have and value all that you are… Love & honor your own self-worth cause you’re a beautiful shining star!!! πŸŒŸπŸ’–πŸŒŸπŸ’–πŸŒŸπŸ’–πŸŒŸ

Have a beYOUtiful day world πŸ’–πŸŒŸπŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•

Don’t Compare

Just Be Real

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends

Yesterday a couple organizations that I follow on IG and whose blogs I follow, had a really big controversial comment debate about diversity, including everyone and how there are so many orgs that say they embrace diversity, are inclusive and believe in equality for everyone, yet their pages and what they post only show the “bright” side of things..

They never show the “real reality of things” they only show the fluff πŸ€”

And although I chose not to partake in the debate, I actually agree with the comments that were made πŸ™„

Social media does have a way of hiding the real deal and although I do not hide my feelings about anything on my page or in my blog, most do only show the fluff, leaving out the struggles and issues that we all face in life πŸ€” whether it be about van life, camping, hiking or whatever…

People tend to make things look like they are perfect when in all reality we know life isn’t perfect.. and no matter what there are struggles, breakdowns, breakups etc..πŸ™„

My point in all this is…

Don’t compare yourself to anyone, don’t hide who you really are and if you’re an organization that says that you embrace diversity then SHOW IT…

Say what you mean…

Mean what you say…

And when it comes to social media…

SHOW that you’re real don’t just talk about it…

Talk is cheap as we know and actions do speak louder than words…

So just be real people…

It’s not hard to do!!!

Ricci πŸ’•

Honoring A Life Well Lived

And A Legacy Left Behind

Hello World,

Today marks 2 yrs since my son went on a different journey and although he is no longer with me physically and I miss him so so so very much, he will be in my heart and soul forever. ❀

We all go through difficulties and losses throughout our lives yet this is the hardest journey I’ve even been on and I truly agree that no child should ever go away before a parent because they truly take a huge part of you with them…. Am I ok today NO I’M NOT… Will I be okay… YES I WILL…. yet today I’m dedicating my words to my son… “To honor a life well lived and a legacy left behind!”

As he always said: “There is no end, we just go on a different journey!!” Michael R. Jones

I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, forever and always my baby you’ll be…I will always always love you Michael today, tomorrow and forever !!  I LOVE YOU & MISS YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH… Until We Meet Again… REST IN PARADISE MY LOVE β€πŸ™β€πŸ™β€πŸ™β€
Ricci πŸ’•

See It, Feel It, Honor It, Release It

You’ve Got To Let Your Feelings Out

Hello World

We tend to stuff our feelings not truly allowing ourselves to feel… It’s scary when we are vulnerable yet being vulnerable is being real πŸ’–πŸ˜’

There’s so much beauty around us… There’s so much to see, hear and feel… Don’t be afraid to show who you are, cause that’s the only way to heal… Release all your feelings it’s not that hard to do… Just don’t allow your emotions to take over and control you… See it, feel it, honor it and release it… It may not feel good at the moment… Yet you’ll feel better when you do… πŸ˜πŸ™

Most of you know my story and know that I’m trying to get the bus to spread my sons ashes on a trip we planned before he passed away… July is the month he passed away and a difficult one for me… Yet I am so close to doing this and with your help I can… I know that it’s going to be difficult yet I know I’ll be ok because of all of you that are here with me each and every day β™₯

Please help if you are able for EVERY LITTLE BIT helps or share the link below, so I can continue with our plans and  heal myself while honoring my son along the way. I’m down to only needing $105 to pay off the mechanic and bring the bus home and begin converting it so I can live comfortably and be safe on the road….I truly believe that it is time to continue my healing journey and I am asking for your help to make this happen. πŸ™πŸ’– 

What Others Think Doesn’t Matter

It’s Your Life To Live As You Choose

Hello World,

There will always be people that don’t agree with how you choose to live and that’s ok for them to do… Is not ok for anyone to tell you what’s right or wrong for you… πŸ€”

When you follow your heart and do what you love, that’s living and that is real…..This is your life to live how you want no matter how others feel….  πŸ˜Š

Believe in yourself, believe in your dreams and do whatever you want to do… It’s not their life it’s not their dreams…..the choice how to live is on you!!! 🌻🌞🌻🌞🌻🌞🌻🌞🌻

One down 2 to go…. 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 life… 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 πŸ™πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ€—

🌻🌞 Have A Beautiful Day World 🌞🌻

Ricci ❀

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™

Ricci ❀

Each Day Is A Unique Gift

Embrace Each Moment, Life Isn’t A Race

Hello World, 

This morning I was up at 4:30am to go for a 6 hour and back ride with my friend to pick up her son in Atlanta, Georgia and as the sun was coming over the horizon, it reminded me of how precious and beautiful life is and how much we take the beauty in our world for granted…

Every day we wake up is a beautiful unique gift that we need to embrace… Enjoy each moment love the day and cherish this beautiful place.. Our world is really gorgeous when we open our eyes and see…….❀

You all know my story and I need help to pay the mechanic …I cannot do this alone and need your help to do so. I’m so very close and with your help I can continue the journey to heal my heart and continue to keep my promise to my son … It’s not going to be an easy journey spreading my sons ashes at all the places he wants me too yet I know that I AM ready and I know I am NOT alone ❀

The active link is below, please help if you are able or share the link to help my story get out there … I thank you all for all your support… I AM grateful

 πŸŒž 🌻🌞 Enjoy this beautiful day world 🌻🌞🌻

Ricci ❀