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Everything Starts As A Dream

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—..
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Yesterday my mechanic came over and checked all the brakes and the front are fine but we decided to completely do the back brakes and to my surprise ALL the parts I need to get are under $100๐Ÿ˜

Tuesday I’m getting the parts and he’s going to install everything on Thursday ๐Ÿ˜ฎ which only leaves the tires which I’m getting the following week and she’ll be ready to hit the road!!! ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎOMG 21 DAYS & COUNTING ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

This morning after I took some pics I went back and looked at the before pics and I figured since the inside and outside is completely done, I’d share some Before & After pics ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜ฎ…

I truly can’t quite wrap my head around the fact that in 21 days I’ll be on the road…๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜ฎ..

Of course I got all emotional lol but I started thinking about how everything in life really does start out as a dream

When we’re kids we dream of what we want to be when we grow up…

As we get older we dream about all the things we’d like to do before we get old and can’t do them anymore or as some say and do… we make a bucket list of things we wanna do before we die ๐Ÿค”

Everything we do in life truly does start out as a dream ๐Ÿ’–

Take it from me my friends…

Never ever stop believing in your dreams and do whatever it takes to achieve them..

You have to believe in them to make them come true and the most important thing YOU have to believe in is ๐Ÿ’ฏ% YOU!!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

Cause when we make the decision to go after that dream and do everything in our power to believe in them and work towards them.. They truly can and do come true!!! ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ™..

Everything in life starts out as a dream & making those dreams come true… Is totally up to YOU! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒŸ

Thanks for all your love and support!!

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Ever Stop Believing

Cause Dreams Do Come True

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’—

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I was very blessed to have a mom that always taught me to believe in my dreams and that if you have faith and believe in yourself and your dreams, nothing can stop your dreams from being your reality…

I’ve always believed that and I taught my kids that as well ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

Last July with the help, love and support of so many people… My dream of getting a van/bus to convert so that I could keep my promise to my son, travel and sprinkle his ashes at all the places we wanted to go to came true ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Most of you have seen the work I’ve been doing on the inside and I love how it’s coming along, Yet the outside was driving me insane. No matter how much I scrubbed it, it looked kinda grungy ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

After pricing out what it would cost to get it painted I knew that wasn’t gonna happen…

Until last week…

A dear friend knew how frustrated I’ve been and knowing that the body of the bus was half aluminum and half fiberglass suggested that I paint it myself ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

haha well you know me…

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED ๐Ÿ˜

I did the research for the type of paint I needed which was a Topside Marine paint that’s normally used for boats, priced it and …

OMG…

Getting it painted went from a cost of $2000+ to under $100 to do it myself ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Soooooo this is what I’ve been doing for the past week (except the days that mother nature decided to rain for 3 days)..

It’s not done but it’s been primered and has 1 coat on it and OMG IT’S LIKE A BRAND NEW BUS ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

I couldn’t wait to show you all cause I’m so proud of what I’ve done and when I woke up this morning I knew I had to write a poem about believing and having faith in your dreams cause I’m bonified proof that with hard work, determination, faith and belief nothing can stop you from making your dreams a reality…

So don’t ever stop believing. Have faith in all you do… Cause having faith & believing is what makes your dreams come true!

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Anger Is One Letter Away From Danger

So AlwaysThink Before You Speak

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—.

It always amazes me when I see someone taking their anger out on others even if it’s not the other person’s fault.. or you walk into the crossfire of someone’s anger or bad day and it becomes your fault…๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿค”

I’ve always been one that if I’m angry, having a bad day or just wake up on the wrong side of the bed, I tend to isolate.. if I’m depressed or really sad, I tend to isolate…

It’s not because of any reason other than I do not believe in projecting my mood onto anyone else…

Whether mad, sad or depressed.. if I want or need to talk about it I will… if not I’ll stay away until I work it out myself, yet I don’t ever project my yucky mood on anyone else.. especially if it’s not their fault I’m in that type of mood to begin with ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

Taking your anger or frustration out on anyone isn’t ok…

When I am in the crossfire of someone else’s bad mood, it always reminds me that ANGER is one letter away from DANGER and the only thing that projecting your anger onto someone else does is push the other person away ๐Ÿ™„

Anger leads us to saying things that we don’t really feel or don’t really mean to say, and it brings up trust issues too, especially if something is said that you really don’t mean but say in the heat of the moment!

And although actions do speak louder than words, our actions when we are angry usually match the words that we say…

NOT GOOD…๐Ÿ˜ฑ

So whenever you are angry, remember who or what you’re angry at, think before you say a word… cause some words you can’t take back!!!

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Have Faith In Where You’re Going

Take Pride In How Far You’ve Come


Hello World

The past couple of days I decided to take a break from all my social media accounts and focus 100% on finishing the inside of the bus (not a great multitasker) and now the inside is 98% finished๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜€ 

I just need to make sure things are secure so I don’t have an avalanche driving down the road and finish putting in the things i need for my journey ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—.. Will post pics this evening cause on Monday the new tires and solar system gets done and omg I’ll be ready to begin๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Of course I changed a few things and made more storage space cause I really don’t like wasted space and needed it too yet I knew that would happen๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‰… Especially since this will be my home for a long time ๐Ÿค—

Yet I’m really happy with how it turned out and it made me take a look at where I stated, where I am today and where I’m going and that’s when this poem popped into my head ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค—..

We get all happy when we reach a goal yet we forget where we came from… So don’t forget how you started and all the work you’ve done… Have faith in where you’re heading too & take pride in how far you’ve come… Cause the journey is about all the little steps and all the challenges you’ve overcome ๐Ÿ’•โ˜บ๐Ÿ’•โ˜บ๐Ÿ’•

Have a beYOUtiful day world ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Listen To Your Gut

It Always Knows What’s Up


Hello World

Yesterday I took a break from the bus and decided to work on some crafts… My head was telling me “no work on the bus!” Yet my gut kept saying no… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

I use to make pretty covers for journals,  wish boxes and different frames for my quotes and poems all the time, making them with clay and it was very relaxing and helped me get outta my head… yet I stopped because I felt I lost my creativity mindset and tucked all that stuff away ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Yesterday I decided to listened to what my gut said and got out all my clay and sat on the bed in the bus and knocked out 4 pretty boxes for some friends and it actually felt really good to do so and I didn’t work on the bus at all ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰.

Moral of this story: Our gut always sends us signals of what we should or shouldn’t do… So listen to what your gut says cause it won’t ever lie to you!!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—.

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Let Fear Halt Your Progress

Let Faith Propel Your Success


Hello World,

This morning after I did my daily routine of meditating, making my coffee and contemplating what I want to do in the bus today, I looked inside from the back and actually got all teared up ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„.

My mind took me back to when I was afraid that getting the bus would never happen and I smiled looking at all the progress I have made… ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿค—…

New adventures and changes are scary that’s true… Just don’t ever let fear get the best of you… ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

The inside of the bus is looking really good and I’ve pushed past my fears and have done what I could.. now it’s almost ready and so am I to go spread my son’s ashes and start saying goodbye… Not to forget just to move on with my life and live all my dreams for the rest of my life ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™

The total I need to get everything in order for me to have electricity to run the fridge and other things while Iโ€™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 far๐Ÿ˜€โค๐Ÿค—.

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 ๐Ÿค— 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

Have a beautiful day world ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Spirituality Comes In Many Forms

And It Must Be Lived


Hello World,

Spirituality comes in many forms and means many things… What it may mean to one, it may not mean to another… 

Don’t just talk it, walk it too… it’s just like practicing what you preach… If you’re not living what you preach your living a lie within you ๐Ÿ™โค๐Ÿ™  

It really doesn’t matter what you’ve learned or whatever you have seen or heard cause if you’re not living what you’ve learned you’re not really living at all… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค”

I love having deep conversations about all kinds of things… Yet there is one topic I try to avoid and it is discussing religion… It’s a topic that gets people all worked up and to me it shouldn’t matter… 

Whatever you believe in whether it be God, Buddha, Energy, Light or Angels the bottoms line is we are all human and if you strip our skin we would all be twins so stop worrying about what others believe and worry about yourself.. cause it doesn’t matter what you believe in what matters is that your kind to EVERYONE else!!! ๐Ÿ™โค๐Ÿ™

Iโ€™m finally back to working on the bus so I can begin my journey and keep my promise to my son spreading his ashes where I promised him I would and live our dream โค The total I need to get everything in order for me to have electricity to run the fridge and other things while Iโ€™m stopped at night without using the engines battery was is down to $554 and I am so grateful.๐Ÿ˜€โค

I am still needing 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 ๐Ÿค— 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. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™

My goal date to embark on my journey is my sonโ€™s birthday October 4th and Iโ€™m so close, itโ€™s right around the corner and Iโ€™m so excited to begin โค๐Ÿค—โค

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

Thank you to all that have helped me get to where I am today, words canโ€™t express my gratitude and love for you all๐Ÿ™โค

Goodnight Universe ๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•