Mistakes Are Just Lessons

To Slow Down And Take Your Time

Hello World 🌻 Happy Day My Friends πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ˜

We always tend to be so hard on ourselves whenever we make a mistake, yet since I started converting the bus 10 months ago, I’ve definitely learned that mistakes are truly lessons!!! They tell us to slow down, step back and take our time…

Yet rarely do we listen! πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

Before I was supposed to hit the road last week, I had decided I wanted to take the wheelchair ramp out of the bus! For a couple reasons…

1. it’s was in my way to sit on my bed with the back door open and look out

2. It was really really heavy and taking it out (according to my mechanic) would give me better gas mileage cause it was a 1000 pounds in steel that I didn’t want anyway 😁

SO we took it out…

Which also gave me 2 feet more room inside 😁😁😁😁….

After I took it out of course my designing brain went into effect and I decided to push my bed all the way back against the back wall and extend the bench and make it an L shape 😁 (pics to follow after it’s done) πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜πŸ˜‰

Needless to say I took measurements, headed to Lowe’s, got the wood I needed, had them do the long cuts so they were straight lol

Of course I measured a tad off so I had to recut the pieces myself and yep messed up lol

So back to Lowe’s I went (laughing the whole time) to get the piece I messed up (this time I made them cut it lol).πŸ˜‚

My point in all this is:

Making mistakes are a part of life and we all make them…

We can either let it get us all worked up, pissed off and let it ruin our day

Or

We can look at it as a lesson to slow down, take our time and get back on track!

I personally laugh them off cause it’s my own fault for rushing in the first place lol..

So my friends don’t let a mistake ruin your whole day.. it’s just a mistake not the end of the world!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Have a beYOUtiful day world 🌻

Ricci πŸ’•

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’•

Don’t Get Discouraged

When Things Don’t Go YOUR Way

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After posting about my latest setback with the bus and about my belief about timing…I got a lot of comments about how people admired my tenacity, strength and perserverence as well as my staying positive through it all πŸ€”

It made me look back on everything that has happened since I brought the bus home and I actually looked back on my whole life πŸ€”

All my life people have said that I was tenacious and I never really thought about it until today…

I’ve always been a go getter when it comes to something I want and I’ve never ever been a quitter… It’s just not in my nature to do so…

So I guess I am tenacious πŸ˜‚

Yet for me there is no other way…

I never understood why people give up so easily on their dreams and it’s never ever crossed my mind to do so, especially with this bus project.

My point in all this is:

We all have the drive and the power to achieve whatever we want to achieve…

Perserverence is in our blood…

It’s truly part of our makeup and who we are..

Sometimes we just need to reach deep to find it.. πŸ˜‰πŸ’ͺπŸ˜‰..

So do not get discouraged when things don’t go your way… Keep on doing what you need to do and go about your day..

Cause life is like an obstacle course with lots of ups and downs.. So don’t let setbacks stop you.. Stay strong and stand your ground!! πŸ’ͺπŸ’–πŸ’ͺ

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’–

Ricci πŸ’•

Life Is All About Timing

What’s Meant To Be Will Be

Hello World 🌻 Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ€—

The last two days have been a tad crazy… Filled with emotions and feelings about hitting the road.

Most I could pin point and totally understood and yet one I just couldn’t figure out. Mainly because it was a feeling I never had before or should I say never really acknowledged πŸ€”..

Thursday I stayed busy, packing the bus up, making sure I had everything I needed for my new journey and saying “see you later” to friends..

I was doing everything I thought I needed to do so I could leave first thing Friday morning πŸ˜‰

Fast forward to Friday lol

Friday morning.. when I woke up I of course was very emotional and as I was talking to my son, I kept getting this strange feeling I just could not pin point.. πŸ€”

I got in the bus, said my see you laters, cried and left…😫

I got about 3 miles away and I noticed that my speedometer and dash lights weren’t working πŸ€” so I pulled over, checked all my lights and nope..

No headlights, No speedometer, No dash lights, No running lights or brake lights πŸ€”

Soooo I turned around, went back to my son’s to check the fuses and all the fuses were fine… πŸ€”…

Got to be the alternator again!!!

So without getting all bent out of shape about something totally out of my control, I decided to stay at my son’s for another week so I could get this figured out..

I called my mechanic but because he’s getting married today I told him not to worry about it, to enjoy his wedding and that we will fix it after the weekendπŸ˜‰

Timing is everything lol…⏰⏰⏰

My point in all this is:

Shit happens and I truly believe that everything happens for a reason..

I obviously wasn’t meant to leave just yet and just because things don’t happen in YOUR time.. Doesn’t mean that it’s not meant to be.

Keep believing and keep doing what you need to do and when the time is right everything will fall into place cause that’s just how life is πŸ˜‰πŸ™πŸ˜‰

Happy Day My friends πŸ€—πŸ˜‰πŸ€—

Ricci πŸ’•

Don’t Forget To Take A Break

It’s Really Good To Do

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ’—

It always makes me giggle when I’m on a roll doing something, make plans to totally finish it the next day and then mother nature says…

“NOT”…😁😁😁

When I worked in corporate America, I always had to go go go and wouldn’t stop until I was done…

Which always stressed me out and wore me out as well..😩😩

Since I got the bus home and made a solid decision to take my time and do it right, it never fails that whenever that go go go side pops up, mother nature and the universe do something that makes me have to slow down and take a break πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Yesterday I didn’t stop with the taping and painting on the bus all day long… It was a beautiful day and that go go go side of me flared up big-time…

By the end of the day my shoulders and arms were so sore that all I did was make a salad for dinner and plopped into bed…

The whole time thinking that today I was not gonna stop until it was finished… πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„…

Yeah right!

Woke up this morning to torrential rain that hasn’t stopped…

So I guess it was mother nature’s way of making me take a break hahaha so don’t forget to stop and take a little break or two.. cause anything that must get done will get done when it needs too πŸ˜πŸ™ƒπŸ˜..

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Take Time To Refresh

Take Time To Simply Be

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—.

We are so programmed to go go go all week long that once the weekend is here we either keep go go going or we are too pooped to do anything πŸ€”…

So I want you all to do me a favor…😁

Take one day this weekend to unplug, take a walk, go for a hike, read a book or do absolutely nothing…

Promise yourself that you will take time out for yourself to just breathe and simply be…

We all need it, yet we rarely do it…

So do yourself a favor and…….

Take time to refresh this weekend….

Take time to hug a tree…….

Take time to hear the birds sing…….

Take time to simply BE!!! πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

Have a beautiful weekend my friends πŸ’—πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—…

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’•