Planning Can Be Stressful

And Overwhelming Too

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ’—πŸ€—

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..πŸ€”πŸ™„

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 πŸ˜±πŸ€”πŸ™„

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 πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ˜±

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 πŸ˜±πŸ€”πŸ™„

Ricci πŸ’•

We’re All Masters Of Transitions

We Deal With Changes Every Day


Hello World

“Change is tough at first… Messy in the middle… But Empowering at the end!!!” – Shine 

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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) πŸ€”πŸ˜‰πŸ™„..

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.. πŸ™„ which got me to thinking and I just smile and said it’s all in how we process it.. Its definitely a mindset thingπŸ˜‰πŸ™„πŸ˜‰

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 πŸ˜‰πŸŽƒπŸ˜‰

Ricci πŸ’•

Flexible OptimismΒ 

Can Change Your Point Of View


Hello World 

“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 πŸ™„πŸ€”πŸ™„…

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… πŸ˜‰πŸ™„πŸ€”..

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 πŸ™„πŸ€”…

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 πŸ˜„πŸ˜€πŸ˜„….

Have a beautifully optimistic day πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ€—

Ricci πŸ’—

Don’t Stuff Your Feelings

Cause They Always Come Back


Hello World, 

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 againπŸ˜‘πŸ€”πŸ˜‘

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 πŸ€—β€

Ricci πŸ’•

Don’t Stress About The End Result

Just Take It Step By Step


Hello World

Challenges whether new or old can really stress you out… Yet stressing out does nothing but bringing up more doubt πŸ€”πŸ™„.

So don’t worry about the end result just do the steps one by one and know that everything will work out and you will get it done! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒ

Yesterday figuring out the fresh water tank was easy as can be but figuring out where to drain the water was getting the the best of me… So I decided to take a break to look at it a different way and just when I stopped worrying about it I woke up with the answer today… πŸ˜‰πŸ™ƒπŸ˜‰.

I sometimes get so wrapped up inside my head that I sometimes cannot see.. The answer that I was looking for was right in front of me. πŸ˜ŒπŸ™„πŸ˜’πŸ˜

Moral of this story… Sometimes we look so far ahead that we wind up wasting time so take a break and a couple steps back and things will fall in line! 

Have a beautiful day world 🌻β™₯

Ricci β™₯🌻β™₯

You Can Grow Flowers

Or You Can Grow Weeds


Hello World,

It’s true when they say your vibe attracts your tribe… We are what we think and we behave like those we hang around with.πŸ™„πŸ€”

Negative people need drama to cope every day… So always stay positive and push them away… We all have the right do do as we please do stick with the flowers or stick with the weeds…. 🌻🌿

Me personally I’ll stick with flowers each and every day… Cause my tribe are strong flowers that keep all weeds at bay… Love love love you all… Sweet dreams my friends…

Goodnight Universe ❀ πŸ™

Ricci πŸ’•

Our Mind Is Like A Computer

It Needs To Be Cleared Out Too


Hello World,

We all have days when our minds feel clouded or may feel like it’s too full… Of all the things we want yet we feel like we can’t do… Our minds are like a computer and it keeps things stored inside… Some things are at the forefront.. some things we let stay behind πŸ€”πŸ™„

Yet just like a computer needs cleaning so it doesn’t get bogged down… Our minds need cleaning too from things we don’t need to keep around.

So when you start to feel scattered, don’t think you’re doing things wrong… It may just mean you need to clear your mind of things you’ve held on to too long.. πŸ™„πŸ€—

There are a few items I need to get so I can complete the bus… If anyone knows where I can get a 1000 watt or higher inverter, a 100 or 200 watt solar panel kit, an electric cooler or mini fridge to help me complete the bus, It will be greatly appreciated. πŸ™β€πŸ™

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 in my bio. Please help if you are able or share the link so I can continue converting the bus and move forward with my journey to heal and honor my son πŸ™β€πŸ™

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

Have a beautiful day world πŸŒ»πŸ€—πŸŒ»

Ricci πŸ’•