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’•

Watch For Burnout Cues

Take Some Time For You


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

Have you ever noticed that during the winter season and the holidays we tend to get more burnt out then other times of the year? πŸ€”πŸ€”… 

We catch colds easier, we’re way more tired and stressed too.. is it because it’s cold out?? Is it because it’s Christmas and we’re rushing around like lunatics?? 

Or is it simply because we get so caught up in everything we want to get done before the end of the year that we forget to stop and take time out for ourselves? πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”.

Almost everyone I know is either stressed because of Christmas, saying they don’t have enough time or money to get stuff done or they are sick as a dog with a cold or flu!! 

Hmmmmm πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” there really isn’t any difference between this time of year and any other time of year yet we make ourselves crazy and wind up getting burnt out, physically ill or both!! πŸ˜₯πŸ˜–πŸ˜·..

We truly are in control of our physical and emotional well being and our body does give us cues when we need to chill out and slow down… 

The problem is.. 

We usually don’t listen until it’s too late… 

We wind up exhausted or physically ill and then we can’t do anything… Which again makes everything worse!!! πŸ™πŸ™„πŸ€”..

No holiday, job or person is worth your getting burnt out or sick…

Listen to your body… 

Watch out for the cues… 

Slow down a little bit and remember to take care of YOU!! 😊..

Ricci πŸ’•

Time Never ChangesΒ 

The Hours Remain The Same


Hello World,  

The last few days I caught myself stressing about the 4th being right around the corner and looking at the things I still need to do to make the bus ready and boy oh boy I’ve been a mess 😡😱😡.

So yesterday I meditated and prayed a lot because it was making anxious and sad that I might not be ready in 10 days… And this morning I woke up to an email from the organization in the Keys that said because they don’t have all the supplies needed down there yet that it wouldn’t be until AFTER the 15th before they will ask the volunteers to start going down there to help rebuild…

Although I did want to leave on Michael’s birthday I know that the “date” doesn’t matter cause it’s the journey itself that does… 😁😍😁

Moral of the story: Don’t let hurry worry get stuck in your mind cause the hours of the day don’t change so don’t stress out about the time. We don’t have to always get things done in one day.. So take your time, pace yourself and don’t let stress get in your wayπŸ˜πŸ˜‰

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

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™₯

Stress Can Be Contagious

Yet Happiness Is Contagious Too


Hello World,

So this morning I’m sitting in the laundromat and as I looked around I noticed that not one person had a smile on their face… 

Now I know that doing laundry isn’t the most fun thing to do yet they had really upbeat old school music playing and it made me smile, start singing and dancing in my seatπŸ’ƒπŸ˜πŸ’ƒ

The next thing I know an elderly lady sat down next of me, I looked up and she smiled and next thing I know, everyone in the laundromat was singing and laughing πŸ˜‚β€

Moral of this story…. 

Happiness is contagious and stress is contagious too… Yet when you someone stressing OUT give them some happiness from YOU!!πŸŒ»πŸ˜πŸ™‹πŸŒ»

There are a few items I still need to get so I can complete the bus and make it livable.. 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’ƒπŸ˜πŸ’ƒ

My gofundme link is still 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 below and please click Read More to read the fully story. 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 β€πŸ™β€

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

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’ƒπŸ˜πŸ’ƒ

Ricci πŸ’•

Rushing Doesn’t Get Things DoneΒ 

So Take Your Time And Get It Right


Hello World,

Lately I’ve been trying to get things done in the bus early before it gets too hot and this morning I was trying to rush and spilled a huge bucket of water everywhere… πŸ˜±πŸ€”πŸ˜±

That may not sound like a big deal yet it made me have to stop what I was doing to get all the water up of the floor of the bus which by the time I got done it was too hot to do anything else…πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

That’s what put this poem in my head…We rush to try to get things done and then we wind up having to do it again cause we rushed through it..It’s better late than never is what they always say, so take your time and do it right so it doesn’t affect your dayπŸ€— 

There are a few items I still need to get so I can complete the bus and make it livable.. 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. β€πŸ™β€

My gofundme link is still 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 below. 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™πŸ’•πŸ™

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

Have a beautiful day world 🌻 ❀

Ricci πŸ’•

Allow Yourself To Feel Pain

That’s The True Meaning Of Strength


Hello World,

Pain is painful..it’s as simple as that. It can hurt you to your core and some hurts worse then others..Yet pain is pain no matter what it’s from, the important thing is how we deal with it and what we do with it too. πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

Having the strength to pick yourself up and dust yourself off when you fall, to learn from it and take that wound and turn it into wisdom is empowering and comes from deep within and when you allow yourself to feel it, its the biggest strength of all. β€πŸ™β€

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You all know my dilemma and I can’t do it alone so please help if you are able or share the link to help me get my story out there. The active link is below and I am ready to begin my healing journey, spread my sons ashes and continue living life. I truly appreciate all your love, support and belief in me and am truly grateful for you all. πŸ™β€πŸ™

β€πŸ’« Goodnight Universe πŸ’«β€

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

Ricci πŸ™β€