Don’t Wait For The Right Time

Don’t Let Time Get In Your Way

Hello World 🌻 Happy Day My Friends
This morning I was responding to a comment on my blog and it was on a post I had written about following your dreams and time πŸ€” the comment was very nice and at the end the guy said:

“I love that your chasing sunrises during your sunset years! I wish I didn’t wait for the “right time” to live my dreams cause some of them I’m to old to chase now!”πŸŒžπŸ€”

It threw me off at first cause of course my ego said :

“Is this man calling you old?”

Which made me laugh and when I thought about it for a sec it made me smile cause it was actually a beautiful way to put it

“Chasing sunrises, Durning my sunset years!”

I’m not a spring chicken in numbers and being an empty nester and retired so to speak, I am living my golden years.. and getting ready to travel all over in a bus… The comment actually fits πŸ˜‰πŸ€—πŸ˜‰..

My point in all this is:

We do watch the clock constantly..

We can’t wait till we’re a teenager, we can’t wait till we’re “legal age” we can’t wait to get outta school, have a baby, get married… Blah blah blah..

We are constantly putting timeframes on ourselves!

So my friends.. do not wait to do the things that you love to do… Cause if you keep on waiting, time may get the best of you!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•

Always Remember The Little Things

They Are What Matters Most

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—πŸ˜€

Ok so yesterday I received a couple things I ordered on Amazon for the bus and talk about funny….

When I went up to the office to pick them up.. I was dancing around like a little kid and the manager asked me what I got that was making me so happy and silly dancing around like a little kid πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—

At first I wasn’t going to show her and then decided why not and opened the big box in front of her…

Well I guess it was a good thing cause she started laughing so hard that she was literally crying which of course made me laugh really hard and then another lady came in… She asked why we were laughing so hard.. We told her and of course she lost it too..

I looked at both of them after we calmed down a bit and said….

“You know you’re a tad touched when you receive a order you placed, you’re dancing around like a kid in a candy store and it’s a toilet!”πŸš½πŸ’ƒsee pics ⬇️

Of course I was happy to receive my USA sticker for the back of the bus too but the toilet is a game changer πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Now for most people that’s not anything major πŸ€” but for me OMG… It’s HUGE…

Imagine boondocking in the middle of nowhere with no bathroom..😫

Or…

Being that I am much older than most van lifers lol… Those middle of the night potty breaks…πŸ™„

It would not be too fun going outside behind a bush in the middle of nowhere, in the dark at 3am πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ my luck I’d forget toilet paper and grab a poisen ivy leaf πŸ˜«πŸ˜‚

So my friends…

Don’t forget the little things that always make you smile… Cause it’s always the little things that make life worthwhile πŸš½πŸ’ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ’ƒπŸš½..

Have a wonderful day world πŸ’–

RicciπŸ’•

You Can Plan The Plan

But Not The Outcome


Hello World πŸ€—

This morning I was talking to a friend about how when we make a plan, we tend to try to plan it all the way out to the end… and most of the time because of bumps along the way or because we change our minds…the outcome of the plan we made isn’t the same or turns out totally different then we planned it originally😱 

It made me think about the bus πŸ€”

When I first got the bus I really thought I knew exactly how I wanted the inside to be and since then have changed it a few times..😱 each time I’ve changed it, it’s turned out way better then my original plan, yet I still changed it from the original plan… πŸ™„πŸ€”

So why do we plan things all the way to the end only for it to change down the line for whatever reason?? Hmmmmm πŸ€”

That’s what made me think of this poem… 

I picked the background for the same reason… 

If you look at the road in the picture it looks like the end goes down a hill… Yet does it? 

It could be straight…it could turn… or it could be a dead end! 

We can’t predict how the road goes.. and we don’t know until we get there…πŸ™„

Moral of this story… 

We can plan the plan yet we cannot plan the outcome… 

All we have is the here and now… and all we can do is take the steps that lead us to where we want to go… 

Yet we can’t ever assume or predict that our plan will turn out exactly how we planned it…πŸ˜‰

Live in the moment my friends cause we cannot predict what will be… We only have the here and now cause the future’s not ours to see πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ€—.. 

Just like the song “Que Sara Sara…. Whatever will be will be… The futures not ours to see…Que Sara Sara!” 

Goodnight Universe πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Memories Last A Lifetime

Moments Turn Into Memories


Hello World,

Today a friend brought a few campers over too see the bus and he himself hasn’t seen it in a while either.. I showed them the before pictures and they were amazed at what I’ve done and said it’s inspiring them to do it too…. Now Not that I’m tooting my own horn (even though it did feel incredible coming from strangers) the feeling I had made me think about everything that has happened during this project… πŸ€”πŸ˜±πŸ™„πŸ˜‘πŸ˜’πŸ˜¨β€

The good, the AHHHH’s, the hell yes times and the oh shit times too… And yet each and every moment, good, bad and indifferent are moments that got me to where I am today and the feeling is amazing πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ˜…

I have been absolutely loving working on the bus and to see it coming all together is a feeling I really can’t explain πŸ€” πŸ™„. Although there have been quite a few wtf’s and doing things over cause of my picky butt lol when I look back at when I started till now I can actually say wow Ricci.. you’ve done good πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ€— and that is an amazing feeling β€πŸ™β€

Don’t ever forget to pat yourself on the back for a job well done or any accomplishment. Embrace every moment in your life, cause no matter if they are good, bad or indifferent…. It’s every one of those moments that make for memories that last a lifetime and those moments and memories make up your life… 

Goodnight Universe ❀🌻❀

Ricci πŸ’•

The Gift Of Life Is Life Itself

This Life Is All We Have


Hello World

Hello My Friends 🌻❀🌻❀🌻❀🌻❀🌻

Yesterday was a crazy day with people panicking about the hurricane which still isn’t anywhere near where I a live yet so many are panicking so I stayed working on the bus and I hid… πŸ™„πŸ™„  I know it’s scary for many yet I don’t live it’s path and I understand the feelings yet we cannot control mother nature’s wrath.. please try to stay focused be aware and take one moment at a time…. Cause if you don’t stop​ freaking out your going lose your mind!!! πŸ˜±πŸ™„πŸ˜±

Well I’m almost finished with the kitchen countertop and sink… Just gotta paint it, caulk the sink secure and add the faucets… Yet I’m so excited and proud of myself for taking on this project and overcoming my fear of skill saws lol… I’m still making the window covers yet only have four more to do… I just wanted to share the progress so far as show it all to you β€πŸ€—β€πŸ€—β€πŸ€—β€

The total I need to get everything in order for me to have electricity to run the fridge and other things while I’m stopped at night without using the engine battery is down to $554 and I am so grateful to ask that have helped me get this farπŸ˜€β€πŸ€—.

I am still needing to purchase a 2000 watt inverter and two 12volt marine batteries as well as a 200 watt solar panel kit which would keep the inverter batteries charged at all times πŸ€— My gofundme link is still active and is below for anyone that can help or if anyone knows where I can get those things cheaper please let me know. 

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey πŸ™β€πŸ™β€πŸ™β€πŸ™β€πŸ™

Have a beautiful rest of your day world 🌻

Ricci πŸ’•

Slow Down

Enjoy Every Moment


Hello World,

Since I’ve been here in New Jersey seeing old friends and family… I’ve had a wealth of different emotions going on… Flashbacks from my childhood, my teenage years and more… Then it hit me… 😱 πŸ™„

All our lives we rush rush rush… We rush to become a teenager, we rush to get out of high school, we rush to graduate collage, we rush to find a career, we rush to have a family, then we rush to retire, we think about all the things we wanted to do and wonder where the time went and why we never did things we wanted to do as a child… πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ€”..

Do the things you want to do and take your time to do it… So when you look back on your life you can smile cause you made it through it… πŸ€—πŸ˜πŸ€—

Time is very precious and it goes by really fast…. So take the time to slow yourself down and make every moment last…πŸ€—β€πŸ€—

Have a beautiful day world πŸŒ»πŸ€—

Ricci πŸ’•

Always Remember You Are Enough

You Do Matter


Hello World

All day today I say contemplating life and thinking about those that are so close to my heart and that I love so much even though I have not seen them with my eyes…

 Yet I truly feel our connection deep within my heart and soul and I dedicate this to them tonight… I dedicate this to all who love unconditionally and believe in me when i

I couldn’t get all the love and support I receive daily, plus couldn’t get any of you out of my mind today and just wanted to say… 

Thank you, I love you dearly with all of my being and I AM GRATEFULπŸ™β€

Stay true my friends because you do matter to me β€πŸ™β€ much love always, forever & beyond

Goodnight Universe πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

Ricci πŸ’•