Live Life Optimistically

Allow Life To Simply BE!


Hello World & Happy Day My Friends 🤗

Have you ever had one of those friends that always look at what could happen, or lives on what ifs constantly.. Expecting that this or that could happen.. Planning for the oh shits??🤔🙄.. (key word expecting!!) 

Hmmmmmm??? 🤔

I’ve always been optimistic and have always looked at all the good things that I’m going to experience rather than looking for what “could” happen or the “what ifs”… 

It’s not that I think life is a bowl of cherries 🍒, I just don’t look at the woulda, could, shoulda senarios and if and when something does happen I deal with it as it comes…🙄🤔🙄 

The journey and life change that I’m getting ready to embark on is huge and I’m fully aware that shit can happen yet I’m not planning for it…🤔

Living a van life will definitely have it’s ups and downs and Yes I “could” get a flat, Yes the bus “could” break down and Yes I “could” come across a full campground and or be asked to move from somewhere I chose to camp at… 

Yet I definitely don’t plan for those things to happen and I definitely don’t allow those “could happen” and “what ifs” to take up space in my head.. 

If I did I’d never leave my driveway!!! 🙄🤔

I choose to live an optimistic life and make plans for everything good.. And when a yucky situation occurs I’ll deal with it as I should… 

Living a pessimistic life is not a life for me… I choose to look for the good in life and allow life to simply BE!!! 🤗💗🤗

Have a beautiful day world 💗

Ricci 💕

No More Resolutions

I’m Setting Intentions Instead


Hello World & Happy Day My Friends 💗🤗

The past couple of days I’ve been contemplating whether or not I’m going to make a few New Year’s resolutions 🤔🤔..

Then when I woke up this morning I thought… 

NOT.. 

Every year I make resolutions, I start out ok and then by the middle of the year they have gone out the window and then I start feeling guilty or I wind up being hard on myself for not following through…🤔🙄🤔

SOOOOOOO today I decided that instead of making “resolutions” I’m gonna set “intentions” instead… 

When we intend to do something and it doesn’t pan out, for me at least, I’m never ever as hard on myself as I am when I make a resolution and don’t stick with it 🤔

So setting intentions of what I’d like to do and what I’d like to change is much more workable, for me anyway 🤗😉

Nevertheless… 

I wanted to stop by and send a huge thank you to all of you, friends, family and all my followers that have stuck with me through a very difficult 2017 and send you all so much love and happiness today, for the New Year and beyond!!! 

Be safe if you’re going out … 

I actually am and haven’t in over 25 yrs 😱😱😱 so this is going to be very interesting hahahaha… 

Have fun, smile and don’t forget to laugh..A LOT 🤗😀🤗..

MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR .. 

MAY 2018 BRING YOU ALL HAPPINESS, LOVE, ABUNDANCE AND TONS OF LAUGHS… 

LOVE YOU ALL HUGE HUGE HUGE 💗🤗💗

Ricci 💕

Gratitude

Kindness Is Magic

Hello World,

WOW WOW..SO VERY VERY GRATEFUL🤗.

First and foremost … Thank you Cobs @thecobweboriumemporium for the beautiful tag… It’s definitely getting hung up in the bus…🤗💗🤗 And yes your little sweet note made me cry..😢 happy tears though 🤗😢🤗  

I feel like the universe is smiling down on me cause this has been an incredible 2 days…1st getting Cobs beautiful tag and then the wonderful gifts from a new friend on Instagram, then winning a contest 😮😮 … I’m totally on cloud nine and so very very grateful for the kindness I’ve received 🤗🙏🤗 

SOOOOOOO as most of you all know, I’ve been converting a bus so I can travel all over the country and spread my son’s ashes at all the places we wanted to go see… It’s been just a few months since I got the bus (with the help of so many of you) and my healing journey is right around the corner.

I’ve slowly been getting pantry things I’ll need for my journey and making lists of things that will be road worthy, tiny fridge worthy, good quality, healthy and storable.

 I love veggies, fruits, smoothies and salads and although I cannot say that I’m vegan because I cannot give up cheese, eggs and seafood (not yet anyway) I was talking to my friend Dana (a vegan smoothie bowl Queen) and had just asked her to make me a list of protein powders and other things like chia seeds etc that would help me stay healthy on the road. 

And then this happened..😮🤗. 

An amazing company Kura Nutrition http://www.kuranutrition.com read my story and sent me a bunch of their plant based protein powders, a really cool drink shaker maker 🤗, 6 really yummy looking recipes and the sweetest handwritten note ever 💗💗💗 so I had to do this shout-out cause I am beyond grateful… I’ll totally be posting pics of the yummy things I’ll make with them on the road 🤗💗🤗💗🤗💗 thank you @kuranutrition so very much…🤗💗🤗

THEN LAST NIGHT…. 

I won the coolest double bike rack from a contest that a couple of van living guys that I follow on Instagram @therollingvan  had. I’m overly excited and can’t thank you enough too🤗 talk about cool…

It will look so good on the bus 🤗🤗🤗 

Guess it’s time to get in shape lol lol hey maybe that’s what the universe is telling me… 🤔😮🤔

Time to get in shape Ricci…. hahaha 😂

I’m in shock 😮 and NO I’M NOT AN AFFILIATE for either and I rarely do shout-outs… 

I just had to share my excitement and my gratitude… especially to Cobs and Kura Nutrition because those gifts came from the heart, pure kindness and well.. there are no words only love for them both 🤗💗

Please check out her blog @thecobweboriumemporium and Kura Nutritions shop online with their great healthy products and The Rolling Van on Instagram or YouTube and their amazing adventures traveling the country 💗🤗💗

I may sound like an advertisement but oh well cause I’m so grateful and excited too..

Thank you so much my friends so very very very grateful 🤗💗🤗🙏🤗💗🤗 
Kindness is AMAZING

Ricci 💗🙏💗

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… 🤔🤔🤔.

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????🤔😮🤔

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…😩😩

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!! 💗💗💗

Have a fantabulous day world 🌻🤗🌻

Ricci 💕

Happy Thanksgiving

Be Thankful Today and Every Day


Hello World 

Happy Day My Friends 🤗🌻🤗🌻🤗🌻🤗..

Being grateful can change every day into Thanksgiving 🌻🦃🌻🦃🌻🦃🌻🦃🌻🦃..

Be grateful for family, friends, places and things…

Be Grateful for smiles & hugs…

Be grateful for sadness & tears…

Be grateful for happiness & love…

Yet the biggest thing to be grateful for should come as no surprise…

Be grateful for each morning when you open up your eyes!! 🌞💗🌞💗🌞💗🌞..

Happy Thanksgiving To All 💗🦃

Ricci 💕

Live A Life Of Adventures

A Life You Love and Adore


Hello World 

Life is filled with great things to do each and every day. 

Don’t get stuck behind closed doors and let life get away…

Live a life of adventure…

Have fun 🤗🤗,

Laugh a lot. 😂😂.

Go explore 🚶🚶… 

Make a ton of great memories.. 

Live a life that you truly adore 😘❤

Cause that’s what living is for…🤗💗

Goodnight Universe 💗🤗💗

Ricci 💕

Daily Routine

Doesn’t Have To Be Boring


Hello World 

For the past week being that I was immobile from hurting my back, I’ve had a lot of time to contemplate why we get so easily bored with our lives 🤔🙄🤔

Then this morning it hit me….😮😮 

Before the loss of my son and even moreso.. Before I became an empty nester.. my life was pretty cut and dry… Wake up, take a shower, get dressed, have my coffee, get the kids up and ready for school, take the kids to school, go to work, have lunch, go back to work, pick up the kids, make dinner, help with homework, get the kids situated for bed, blah blah blah…😥😥😥 

And that was just Monday thru Friday… On Saturdays I would always have a day of fun with my kids and on Sundays I’d get everything ready for the coming week..🤔 hmmmmm???? Repetition for years and years and we wonder why we get bored with our lives…🙄🙄🙄

We all have certain responsibilities yet it doesn’t have to get so repetitive that we wind up being bored…. Living the same humdrum day over and over… 

Mix up your day… Add one thing to your daily routine that you love to do… Take a shower the night before so you have more time in the morning… Plan at least one day a week where you dedicate it to having a no work at all day…a day of fun… Go for a walk, have a picnic at a park… 

Our days don’t have to get boring and repetitive… yet it’s up to us to mix it up… 😁🤗

Have a beautiful mixed up day world 🤗

Ricci 💕