Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dating

Love Is…

“Love is patient, love is kind.

It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
 It does not dishonor others, it is not
self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the
truth.
 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,
always perseveres.
Love never fails.”
1 Corinthians 13
  

In other words…If your in a relationship that is NONE of the above….It’s probably not a mutually loving relationship.. just a thought!

 

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

It’s a New Life.

Hard to say goodbye…

Change is never easy. I don’t know why I haven’t gotten used to it by now, my life has never stayed the same for longer then 18 months at a time. That’s my record. Jobs. Homes. Addresses. Eighteen months seems to be the magic number for me since the beginning of time. I guess the only exception is the 16 years I spent in a relationship, but other then that my life is like the ocean; constantly moving, the shore line always eroding.

The past few months have been difficult, adjusting to a new life in Seattle. New school for Kanen. New job for me. New home. New town. New one-hour commute each-way. New traffic. MORE rain, more depressing black sky, day after day.

It’s been a lot to take in for all of us, but the one thing that has made it all work, has made it all manageable has been Miss Amby. She moved with us to keep as normal of schedule for the kids as possible and has been a God send. She’s been my stay-at-home mom, doing all the things I would do if only I had a clone. It’s the first time ever I’ve really had help in the three years I’ve been a single mom. She has nannied for us for over a year but in Portland it was 8-5, and though amazing was definitely a different dynamic then we have had since moving here in December.

happiness

This has been the first time I’ve lived with anyone since my ex-husband. The first time I’ve had an adult to talk to when I get home. Someone to share my day with, talk about the kids with and genuinely be there for us. It’s been such a huge blessing. I cant imagine what it will be like when she needs to move back home to Portland… in three weeks.

The thought of it makes me want to cry.

All I can think of is that I’m going back to where I was three years ago when I was completely and totally alone. Isolated. Just me and the kids, day in and day out, for two full weeks without break. For those of you who are double parent house-holds and are thinking “I have my kids every day all day” let me remind you that in most cases it’s not JUST you, and JUST them 100% of the time. That feels like a prison let me assure you. I LOVE my kids, god and all creation know this! But to not have another adult to talk to or be part of your life day in and day out, you eventually think you are going to lose your mind! I’ve been there… I don’t want to go back.

I’m trying to stay optimistic, because I know I have so much to be thankful and grateful for, but it’s scary. Having no family or friends in a place that is dark as night 24/7 and living an hours drive from anything is more isolating then I even wanna consider.

I’m blessed because I love my job, and am blessed to have it, and love the house too… it’s just going to take a lot of effort to get us all assimilated to where we don’t feel like we are on a deserted island. But maybe this lack of distraction is just what I need to get the book I’ve been writing for two years ready to publish.

Everything happens with purpose.

I will miss Miss Amby so much and my babies will miss their Auntie/2nd Mommy… it will be a sad day when we have to say goodbye. But we know she will always love us and us her…

Dear Miss Amby,
I’m so thankful and grateful for all you have sacrificed the past year to be there for the kids and me. You have done more for us than our family, parents or siblings. You have loved us and supported us sometimes without pay, and without reason in one of the worst years we’ve ever had. We are eternally grateful for your love and loyalty and pray the day comes when we can repay you… even just a little. 
 
Love,
Sarah, Kaney, Meme and Izzers.

 

balloons
Always with us… LOVE 🙂

 

 

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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Motivation & Inspiration

Inspirational Mantras

I think mantras are such a major part of finding success using the Law of Attraction. They are what keep you on the path when your otherwise discouraged. They keep you motivated when you want to give up and they help give you power when you feel weak.

I don’t have any “rules” about mantras, I simply try to keep it simple and something I will remember when I need it. To me the key is to repeat it several times (at least 5) in a row when you need to “cleanse your mind” of negative thoughts. I kinda think of it like the coffee bean you smell at the perfume counter to cleanse your sense of smell. They are a quick way to wipe the “white-board” in your brain of the thoughts that are creeping in trying to get you to lose faith and focus on the negative instead of the positive.

Here are a few that I’ve used and that help give me strength and faith….

  • I can do it, I am strong.
  • If I don’t get discouraged and don’t lose heart, I will reap my reward when the times right.
  • The closer you get to being tired, the closer you are to the prize.
  • Don’t give up when your almost there.
  • When your weak SAY your strong.
  • Remove yourself from doubt and fear.
  • Don’t SAY it if you don’t want it to come true.
  • When you start to feel tired know your breakthrough is around the corner.
  • Doubt might not be able to directly get to you, but it can go through
    the people you believe IN to get you to lose faith. Don’t allow someone else’s doubt to affect your faith.
  • What you focus on expands.
  • Thoughts become words, words become actions, actions become your future. Watch your thoughts.
  • Control your thoughts control your future.
  • You’ve got to give love to get love.
  • Be the light for someone else.
  • Be a blessing.
  • If your not grateful for what you’ve got, you’ll never get more to be grateful for.
  • In ALL THINGS be thankful.
  • Be still and Know.
  • Hustle.Believe.Receive.
  • With work and faith come rewards.
  • I am grateful, I am blessed. I have MORE than enough to provide for myself and my family. I am rich, I am beautiful. I am happy.

 

 

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

Ugh.

This hurts more than it should.

I wish I could shake it off. But I can’t.
When you feel something for the first time, it knocks the wind out of you.
It stops you cold.
It changes the meaning to everything. Makes you look at life in a new light.
Makes you love every butterfly.

Getting over that loss and pain is bitter sweet.. you want to shake it off so you can return to being a normal human again, but you don’t because if you do then that feeling dies.
And if it dies, will you ever have it again?
The pain is almost better, it insures you’re still capable of feeling something.
I don’t want to forget. Don’t want it to fade away or  be forgotten.
I don’t want to be forgotten.
… I will never forget.
sarah centrella broken hearts

 

“I keep reachin out for you, hopin you might stay.. reachin out for you, as you turn away. The door is closing and I just can’t change it…”

 

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 Motivation & Inspiration

Life is Like Running

running
God I wish I looked like this running!

I went for an amazing run this morning, on the first sunny day we’ve had in Seattle since I moved here and had a thought.

The road I ran reminded me so much of my life the last few years. It had some really great down-hills where I could look at the beautiful scenery and just coast, turn up my iTunes and enjoy the amazingness of life. Then there is of course the up-hill climb that always follows a good down-hill coast right? It’s just like in life, you can’t ever get too cocky or confident in those easy beautiful down-hills because just when you do a nasty climb will be waiting around the next turn.

We just had some pretty scary weather here, so I ran over swampy roads filled with mud, areas that had been washed away by recent floods, debris filling the road…just like my 2011~!~ Lots of crap in the road that you need to be creative to get through, but NOTHING you cant get through. Nothing you cant hop or jump over or worst case run right through. Yeah you might ruin your new Nike’s, and come out the other side of something unpleasant a little changed, a little more ragged for the ware but you CAN GET THROUGH IT.

Sometimes we can see the big picture…

And I have and will. And so can you.

Then there is the BEAUTIFUL moments, like turning a corner this morning and being comforted with a panoramic view of a horse ranch and Mt Rainier as a picture perfect back drop. The moments that come up on you, shock you and take your breath away. God I’ve had so many of those amazing moments. Those are the ones that keep us on the path, the ones that keep us motivated to get through the mud.

There are moments where we can see the end of the road, it looks clear, straight and for the most part easy. We can see that Big Picture, and we are motivated to go after it. It looks completely within our grasp. But like life always does there are surprises along the way, things put in our path to discourage us and throw off our concentration, get us to stop running. To quit trying and give up. Sit on the side of the road and call a cab, go home and crawl in bed. But the reality of life is that you have to remove that option. It’s not there. The only option is finishing what you started out to do, no matter how difficult. And trust me there are moments when to keep going all you can do is look at your feet right in front of you and put one foot in front of the other, to keep you from looking at the whole mess and losing faith. And that’s OK. AS LONG AS YOU DON’T QUIT.

Sometimes not so much..

When those hard times come we do whatever we need to, so we don’t let the challenges in our way stop us from reaching our goals and our desired outcome. And the beauty is that when you turn that corner, there is going to be another amazing view that will knock the wind out of you. You’ll look up to the sky on a day when the sun is shining and say… “I made it”.

 

 

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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