Hello World & Happy Day My Friends 🤗
Ok so we all know that I’m a sticker freak lol and that I’ve decided to dedicate the back of the bus with pretty and positive vibe stickers 🤗 well that hasn’t changed yet I just added “Hello World” & “Goodnight Universe” to the front and the back (website will be added later) but the back just wasn’t sitting right with me yet I couldn’t figure out why 🤔🤔..
Well… Yesterday I was talking to my dear dear friend Paul who lives in Scotland and I showed him the front and the back of the bus and being the bff that he is.. He called me out on the back saying it looked a little out of place (his exact words I can’t say hahaha) because I had “Goodnight Universe” at the top and right below it I had a map of the USA 😯😫😯…
And it hit me…
How one-sided of me to have “Goodnight Universe” and only the USA map beneath it…😫
So yep I immediately took the USA map down painted it again and put the WORLD map beneath it… 😍
Duh Ricci hahahaha I’m loving it now and it looks way way better….(see pics⬇️⬇️⬇️)
I’m still gonna put the USA map on it so I can see all the states I’m going to but it’s going on the passenger side next to the bus doors instead lol 😉
Needless to say my oldest and his fiancee as well as my bestie agreed yet also laughed cause I’m constantly changing stuff… 🤗
My point in this is: there’s nothing wrong with changing your mind a million times if you need too… Nothing in life is set in stone so do what’s best for you!!! 😍💖
Have A Beautiful Day World 💖
Hello World & Happy Day My Friends 🤗🤗
It always makes me laugh when I open up any social media platform and there are tons of posts about it being Monday 🤔🙄
When I worked in corporate America I never understood why people hated Mondays so much….
For me it was the day that set up my whole week… Yet everyone else dreaded it and made me wonder if it was the day they dreaded or the job itself they dreaded🤔…
My point in all this is that technically Monday is just another day… For some it’s the beginning of the work week and for some it’s not but technically it is just another day…
It’s not about what day it is.. It’s about how you look at the day in general… It’s all in your mindset… 🙄😁
So don’t make the excuse that it’s Monday cause it’s just another day… If you can do something tomorrow… You can also do it today!!! 🤗😁🤗😁🤗
Have a fantabulous day world ❤️
Make A Decision That’s Right For You
Hello World & Happy Day My Friends
For the past few months I’ve been driving myself crazy about the little fridge I bought when I first got the bus 🤔 I thought it would be big enough for my needs and slowly but surely I wound up not liking it at all cause I truly couldn’t put anything in it… 😕.. like not even a gallon of anything or fruits and veggies
I kept going back and forth in my head mainly because I couldn’t figure out the wattage a bigger one would use and if the inverter I have would be able to keep it running 24/7 😲😵
Well after months of being indecisive.. I decided that since I will be living in the bus indefinitely and it will truly be my home on wheels, I took the plunge, got a bigger one WHICH I LOVE (pics below) lifted my bed so it would fit underneath and turned the area where the little fridge was into my pantry and I couldn’t be happier… 🤗😁🤗.. My inverter is more than enough to run the new fridge too😁😊
I had help building the pantry too… NOT…😸 Meet Boots 😼 he’s my other baby and is constantly trying to help me with the bus.. Hahaha help me by getting in my way, playing with the cords etc…😼😼😼.. But he is a lover and a bed hog too 😻😻😻..
Needless to say…
My point in all this is that our minds can send mixed signals and really confuse us too… Indecision is a decision my friends so make a choice that works best for you!!! 🙄😁🙄..
So here’s the update with my mini fridge and my pantry and my furry little helper haha… Have a beautiful day world 💗
Hello World & Happy Day My Friends 💗🤗
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..🤔🙄
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 😱
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 😱🤔🙄
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 🤔🙄😱
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… 😠😱😠 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??? 😱😱😱
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 😱🤔🙄
We Deal With Changes Every Day
“Change is tough at first… Messy in the middle… But Empowering at the end!!!” – Shine
This morning while reading my daily motivation I realized that every single one that I’ve read for the past week has been about changes (no such thing as coincidence right lol) 🤔😉🙄..
I (as we know) am embarking on a new chapter in my life and although scary it’s exciting too and while having coffee this morning a friend asked me how it can be scary and exciting at the same time.. 🙄 which got me to thinking and I just smile and said it’s all in how we process it.. Its definitely a mindset thing😉🙄😉
We are all “Masters of Transition” we deal with changes every day… It’s all in how we process them so they don’t get in our way…
Change is very good for you it helps you bloom and grow.. It helps you move on to better things.. It keeps you on the go…
So don’t be afraid of changes and remember all that you’ve been through… embrace the changes one by one cause change is good for you!!!
Happy Halloween World 😉🎃😉
Can Change Your Point Of View
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them!” ~Albert Einstein
Yesterday as I was trying to figure out how to secure something in the bus that just wasn’t working right, I stopped to reassess the whole design yet my mind kept telling me it would work and it wouldn’t 🙄🤔🙄…
So I decided to move on to something else and this morning the quote from Albert Einstein popped into my head and that’s what made me write this poem… 😉🙄🤔..
The mind can be very tricky and rather than looking at something from a different point of view, we tend to keep trying and wind up getting frustrated and or pessimistic and give up on the idea..😤😤. If we use flexible optimism and look at it in a different way, we can usually figure out a different way of doing it… It’s all about changing our mindset 🙄🤔…
Moral of this story: When you start to feel pessimistic you can change that mindset too… Use flexible optimism to change your point of view 😄😀😄….
Have a beautifully optimistic day 🤗💗🤗
Cause They Always Come Back
In the past few days I’ve had a bunch of feelings and emotions pop up out of nowhere yet because I’ve learned to allow them rather then to fight or stuff them, I’ve also learned that I feel 100% better when I deal with them and work through them right away.
In the past if it was fear of something or sadness I’d stuff the feelings or ignore them as if they weren’t there, trying to be a “strong ” person and not let things get to me… Showing your feelings isn’t a sign off weakness, it’s actually a sign off strength, a sign that does you are REAL yet society doesn’t help in that manner and neither does education and or sometimes people.
We are taught from a child to NOT cry, NOT to show or say how we truly feel, NOT to let others see when your hurting etc and I just don’t get that because it always comes back no matter what it comes back 10 fold, and it’s harder to deal with cause it brings up years of past shit and it when we last expect it too and then we just have to deal and heal from it all over again😡🤔😡
Feelings are a part of our being and to hide them is hiding who we truly are!! Always always allow yourself to feel.. Whether you’re mad, glad, sad or scared don’t hide how you feel, don’t stuff them and don’t pretend they aren’t there cause when we deal with them head on they are temporary.. When we stuff and hide them they last forever until we deal with them head on. So feel them, show them, allow them and process them cause when you do you’ll be glad you did!!
Goodnight Universe 🤗❤