Monthly Archives: September 2011

Relationships

Sometimes…

Sometimes the people we love let us down.
Like in a big way.
Sometimes no matter how hard we want to please them, we wind up failing them.
No matter what our intentions are, they are misread… misunderstood.
Sometimes there is nothing we can do to bridge the communication gap. The gap between our heart, our words and our actions.
Our efforts fail us.
When you feel as though you have tried you hardest to get through, but what your left with is bruise’s for the effort.
At what point do you walk away?
Say though I love you, though you are connected to me, you bring me pain and not joy.
Therefore I chose joy over pain.
I chose my happiness and well-being over more of the same with you.
The guilt is dangerous.
It can suck you in.
It can consume your soul.
So you must cut the cord.
You must walk away to save yourself.

 

 

 

~Written by: Sarah Centrella for Thoughts.Stories.Life
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Everything Happens for a Reason

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Divorce

My First Live Radio Interview: Join Me! Ask Me Questions!

Hi My Beautiful Readers!

I am excited to share with you that I have my first ever live radio interview coming up this Saturday evening at 7:00 PM Pacific Time.


Please join me and host John Hanson for an intimate “real/raw” (just how I like it, honest truth is always best!) conversation. We will be talking about my personal journey, what it’s like going through the sudden loss of a marriage, and how I was able to fight back and turn adversity into my power. I will be sharing my thoughts on what this blog and you readers mean to me, as well as discuss my belief in the Law of Attraction.

Please join us!! Click Here for the information and dial in number to join the conversation live and ask me your questions personally. I cant WAIT to talk to you!!!

xoxo

Sarah

~Written by: Sarah Centrella for Thoughts.Stories.Life

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Parenting

A Love Letter to My Babies…

This is my love letter to you…
My beautiful children.
I’ve waited all my life to find your love. I’ve searched in all the wrong places. I’ve sought the approval, love and attention of all the wrong people.
Ones that in the end betray me. Leave me. Seek to destroy me.
But then you came into my life.
From the moment I knew your life was inside me I knew your love would be the kind I’ve searched for.
I knew it would be deeper than any I could find.
I knew not only would I love you with my every breath and fiber, I knew you would love me back.
You would love me on good days. On days when I was the fun happy “perfect” mom.
But even more importantly you would love me the days when I am not.
The days when life’s burdens are so heavy and hard to bear.
The days when I feel overwhelmed, or sad or frustrated.
Yes Dear Ones, The Loves of My Life… you would even love me then.
You’d love me after a scolding, or while being praised for a job well done.
You’d love me just because, just because I am me.
Because I am your mama.
Because I love you more than the air I breathe.
Because I would fight to the death for you.
Because you are my joy, my sunshine, my purpose, my meaning, my heart and my life.
I know our bond and our love is stronger than any other I could ever hope to find.
I know I will always smother you with love, without condition. I want you to grow up basking in that knowledge so you don’t seek it in all the wrong places.
I know I can rest assured that you will always love me back.
Thank you for being God’s gift to me.
Thank you for lighting up my life, with laughter, joy and happiness.
I pray every day I don’t disappoint you.
I pray every day I make you proud.
I love you,
Love mama. 

 

 

Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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Health & Fitness

Random Conversations with My Trainer….

Just for fun….Random conversations with my Trainer Jerymaine Beasley

Texts to setup our first orientation time:
Him: can you meet Saturday at 4:30?
Me: Sure. Wait, Sat…Oh that’s Oregon football day. 4:30’s after the game, there’s a large possibility I will be slightly, too moderately drunk. Are we gonna workout or just talk about working out? Cuz if we are actually gonna workout, I’m guessing I’m no good to you drunk..?
Him: Work out for about 7 minutes.
Me: 7 minutes are you serious? Damn idk about that. OK I’ll get my shit together. I’ll rally. I can do this.
Him: See you Friday at noon.
My trainer hates me. Not the person I want hating me.
Our first meeting: Dreaded orientation.
Him: So how long have you been unhappy about your body?
Me: Since I started watching Dr. 90210
Him: Ohhkay. Well what parts of your body would you like to “fix”.
Me: Any part that plastic surgery would address. Also any part that’s visible.
Him: Sure. OK.
Him: Anything specific you’d like to focus on?
Me: Arms, legs, abs (or lack thereof) bootie and boobies, probably to start with…
Him: I’ll just write down “chest”.
He pulls out a goals chart with 4 goals.
Him: These are the 4 goals or reasons people come to a trainer. Based on our conversations it seems like #1 is what you would like, but I’ll let you pick.
  1. Lose weight, get lean muscle
  2. Something, something
  3. Build muscle, strength training.
  4. Performance training, elite athlete acceleration.
Him: So which would you like to focus on?
Me: I think it’s pretty clear I’m here for #4.
Him: Look of shock and horror, not sure if he should laugh out loud or hide it for fear of crushing my lack of reality.
Him: Well we can work on that. Maybe we could start with #1. And work up to that?
Me: I’m kidding, you can laugh now.
Him: visible relief and a laugh (I made him laugh!)

Welcome to Sarah’s world. I’m sorry, you have no idea what you got yourself into! We’re gonna have FUN.If you in the Portland Oregon area Coach J holds a FREE boot-camp every Sat… sign up on his Facebook page and get your fitness back!

Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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My Stories

Random Conversation with a Customer Service Rep

Just for fun… Random conversation with the Direct TV phone rep, whom I called yesterday, annoyed and in a hurry trying to cancel my service.

Me: Um yes I’d like to cancel my service, please.

Him: OK can I get your account number?
Me: I don’t have it, can you use something else?
Him: Um OK. Your phone number then?
I give it.
Him: Nothings pulling up, mam
Me: I don’t know what to tell you, look again.
Him: OK let’s try your address.
I give it.
Him: No mam, nothing for that address. What’s your name again?
I give it, annoyed as hell. How hard can this be, seriously?
Him: Nothing, I’ve tried everything. Are you sure you have an account with us?
Me: Of course I have an account with you!!! Why else would I be calling you?
Him: You know you called Direct TV right?
Me: Obviously. My god! I HAVE an account with you, have had it for over a year!
Him: OK, well your gonna need to find your account number.
Me: Oh. My. God!!! Fine hold on a minute.
Me: (silence)
Him: Mam you still there?
Me: Uhmmm yeah… looks like it might be with Dish Network, sorry bout that. 
Him: click.

 

 

Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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My Stories

Awesome Things My Kids Say.

In the category “Random Awesomeness” comes some random conversations that I just love with my kidos. Mira and Izzy are identical twin girls and are 4 years old. Kanen is my very mature 8 year old son.

~Kanen while shopping at Costco: Mama can you buy me this Lego set?
Mama: No way! It’s $45.00!
Kanen: How do you know that?
Mama: Because it says so on the sign.
Kanen: Oh. Curse you little sign!

Mira talking to her sister while listening to Katie Parry’s Last Friday Night in the car: OMG!!  She had MANGOS in her pool!!!! Izzy: I KNOW and she smells like a candy bar!!!”

·        ~Leaving WINCO Foods (grocery shopping)~
Izzy: Mamma I had a dream that we went shopping, and I said ‘mama can I buy something?’ and you said ‘sure darling!’ …. And then I woke up.
Mamma: (laughing) Yep! Sounds about right.
(I never buy my kids’ stuff at the store, unless we go to a store to buy them stuff).

~Mira to me: I love you mama, but you should REALLY shave your legs!

~Mira in the car going to pick up my son: Why is the light GREEN but none of the cars are driving?? Izzy: Cuz their all texting their phones!

~Izzy at the farmers market walking past the live band: 
If I hear this music, it’s gonna make me HAVE to dance!

·        ~Mira making coffee for me this morning:
Me: Oh goodness I’m so sore from working out with my trainer yesterday
Mira: That’s good mama!
Me: Why’s that my love?
Mira: Cuz if you’re not sore it means you’re not working hard enough and you’re NOT healthy.
Me: Good point.

 

·        ~While driving in the car (Izzy is scared out of her mind of the Easter bunny)~
Kanen to Izzy: You know there’s no Easter bunny right?
Me: Kanen! You don’t know that!
Kanen: YES I do!
Me: How do you know that for a fact?
Kanen: Because when we were at Target buying Easter candy and baskets you said “close your eyes and pretend there’s an Easter Bunny”.
Me: Damn.

~Sunday morning me still in bed waking up: 

Miramama
if you come downstairs and put on my movie I will snuggle you” 
Me:
what! your bribing me with snuggles? Can I just have a morning hug n
kiss?” 
Mira: Mamma I said: if you put my movie on I will give you a
snuggle, I wont give you anything if you don’t”. 
Where does she learn this
negation style? damit.

Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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Dating My Stories

My Life Plan

This is my #LifePlan my lifelong fantasy.

So in my last post (What’s Your Life Plan?) I gave you a task, to lay out in detail the perfect day, 5 years from now. Now what kinda evil person would I be if I asked you to do something, and not require the same of myself? So here’s a peek into my crazy little brain, as I share with you a lifelong dream/fantasy I have had ever since I can remember.  This took me about three minutes to write because, for all of my adult life this exact picture, this exact day, has been what I’ve fantasized of as my perfect life.

It’s 2016: I am 41, Kanen is 13 and the girls are 9 years old.

Italian Villa

I’m standing on the balcony of a villa over-looking the Italian countryside. Vineyards stretched out over the rolling hills. It’s a warm summer evening, lavender in the air. I take a slow sip from my glass of wine; inhale the bouquet, let my nose do a little dance, savoring the flavors swirling them around my mouth.

There’s a tall, gorgeous man walking towards me with the open bottle of Barbaresco. He graciously tops off my glass, leans in to kiss my forehead, and rests his hand on the small of my back. We lean against the brick railing, and I laugh watching the girls play in the vineyard. They are kicking the soccer ball, trying to score a goal against their strong tall older brother.  A few of the neighbor boys are playing too, working up a sweet, shouting soccer plays in Italian. They try to keep the ball from the girls, who are enjoying the competition. My kids are laughing and saying things like “Cho” and “Bella”.

dinner in italyI’m happy. The kind of happy that glows on the inside, and never stops manifesting it’s self on the outside. The kind that brings its best friend, joy along for the ride.  I’m at peace. Content beyond measure. I’m not worried about anything.  Not money, not bills. Not schedules, or emails, texts, Facebook, or phones. Nothing but this moment occupies my thoughts. I don’t have to work 9-5 anymore. This is the reward for a lifetime of pain, suffering, struggle and hard work.  

 Time does not expire here.  We play, we eat amazing food, we cook. We shop in the open air markets; we drink wine, and sip espresso. The kids use their Italian to order dinner when we go out to dimly lit restaurants with large Italian grandmothers bringing us plates of meet and pasta. We eat fresh seafood that leathery old fishermen bring off their aging fishing boats. Dip warm freshly baked bread in cold pressed olive oil.  We drive to the Rivera in a sports car, the girls and I with scarfs around our hair like 1940’s movie stars. We stay in brightly colored stucco hotels overlooking the cliffs with the mist of the sea in the air. Drink chilled Champagne. We take the train, go to museums, and sing hymns in ancient cathedrals. Our minds expand, our knowledge grows. We love each other without condition. 

This is heaven.  This is what I hustle for. This is my dream, and one day it will be my Pinch me Moment.
italian roadtrip

 

  “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined” –Thoreau ~

 


Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which teaches you how to apply the #HBRMethod to change your life and live your dream.

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