Hey all! Happy New Year!
Out with the old and in with the New right? I don’t know about you but this year has been something dramatic novel! I feel as if a lot of what has happened the past few years has been surreal. Some great moments, among some very tying times. As if I was someone else watching my life as it happened. I can not at this time go into details of everything. In short Its been hard emotionally, mentally, and physically. My faith has truly been tested. There were times I thought I wouldn’t’t be able to handle it. Sometimes you are forced to make hard choices. I had to yet gain put my books on hold for various reasons.
I was surprised tho this Christmas when I received a gift from one of my biggest supporters. She gave me a Mac Pro laptop computer. It is not huge, but its is way more then I could have asked for or though to request. In return she expects me to publish some books this year. The wonderful woman is going though so much right now and yet she invested in me. I sure hope I don’t let her or any of you down. The Mac is so different from what I am used to. I do not have the programs, adaptor port, or mouse that I need yet. However, that will be rectified in a matter of days. From what I have discovered so far the Mac pro is amazing. This touch pad is great. I feel so bad, that still haven’t published any books since “God Supplies and Miracles Happen”. I have been without a computer for several moths. Plus Money has been extra tight. I feel truly blessed and completely surprised. I don’t feel worth it somedays. At times I felt I should give up… But then I am surprised you all still are here believing in me. I am truly humbled! I pray I can live up to your expectations and then some. I have an amazing group people in my life and a wonderful family. I want to remind you, God is bigger then the situations we are in. I sure pray this coming year is better for all of you. I love you all I am truly truly grateful! May this year bring you an abundance of blessings and open doors. God bless you today and always!😁
Amy Jane Sandberg is working hard for you….
Hello Dear Readers.
I am sorry I have been very bad only posting on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Author.AmyJaneSandberg , But I am rectifying that this week, by back dating and adding older posts here with more details then I have on Face book. So When I post this they will be already added. ^_^
For the past few weeks I have been working on my books.
I was shocked when someone bought 6 books at once. When I asked her why; She told me she wanted to share them. She sent me this picture today after she received them. She is awesome! I edied the picture to protect her privacy. I’m still speechless.
My phone is giving me lots of issues. It keeps saying that I need an update but when I accept it does nothing. It keeps going silent and out of range a lot more than ever! I am not receiving 3/4 of my calls. Sigh. With that and my net issues I wonder if there’s a good reason or it is playing with me. I really miss talking to you regularly. People are extremely important to me. And I make time for you when I can. Friendship is a 2 way street. I am sorry I can’t be around like I want to. Life has added more to keep me busy as well. Please do- Text me, skype me, or fb message me; and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible whenever you want me. There’s a guy who at Best buy who may be able to fix it I just have to make time to go.
♥ Love ya,
Amy Jane Sandberg
Happy Birthday to me!! Yes this sound a little vain, but let me explain… Today as you guessed it is my birthday! I am… If you know me I have always valued Birthdays to the max. I make big deals about everyone’s birthdays. Because Life is a blessing!! My mom’s birthday is April 6th. So I’m 33, Where has the time gone?? So mych has changed in just the past 4 years…
A Bit of History: The past few years I haven’t really celebrated my birthday. If you didn’t know my whole immediate family used to work at the “Kennedy Space Center” in Florida. Since NASA shut down the Shuttle Launches, my family’s life has been quite crazy. Everyone lost their jobs… My family started relocating spreading out moving way one by one. Everything was different. We were extremely close family. I mean every one has their issues but, its great when you have such a great family close by. So it was a huge finical and emotional strain. That was about 4 years ago.
In Jan 2011 I packed 5 suitcases and moved across country because God told me to. It wasn’t easy leaving all I knew and making that jump of faith. I took turns living with my mom and sister Amanda, living mainly out of 1 suitcase… It was quite the adventure really… Mainly because their landlords wanted to raise the rent if I would be permanently living with them. So I rode the train back and forth.. Not knowing when I’d feel relaxed and at home… But after about year I got my first rental house, which I loved! In a very small town, within a canyon. Birthdays’s were hard to get together for and often spent alone. Last year I moved again, which I was a bit angry about at first bit its been great since.
Last years Birthday was the worst I will ever remember! Because we got word my brother was very ill with cancer, so we all got together and went to go see him. (It was a blessing we were all together but, we completely ignored our birthdays.) It was very touching, very draining and over all very hard……
So when this year came along I was mad at the loss of loosing my brother, I was mad we’re all apart yet again, due to life. I only reached one goal, publishing my short story “God Supplies and Miracles Happen”. Honestly, I was depressed and angry… But I choose to buck up and clean my apt… I have come to the conclusion that cleaning brings you closer to God. You work out your stress and vent your emotions… Now I understand the saying “Cleanliness is close to godliness”.
This morning when I woke up, I was refreshed and reminded why Birthdays are so important. They are to celebrate life, life God gave us! No matter where we are, or who we are with, we need to take joy and be happy we can live another day, we have another day to work on our goals, etc.. So I am happy its my Birthday!! The day I was born into this world. Even with all the hardships I’ve endured, (not as much as some) I am happy to be alive.. Another day full of experiences…
If you are a gamer… The higher level you are the more experience you have, the better your gear and skills are… If we look at our ages as game level…. It makes aging so much better… So where ever you are, whomever your with, be happy about your age, and celebrate life to the fullest!!!
Now please excuse me while I go get ready to go run some errands and go to an early dinner with my Mom, and this weekend my sister Amanda and her Husband will come visit. And my mother and I will officially celebrate our birthdays together with all four of us… She’s the bigger person sharing her special day with me.. I am very blessed…
Ps. By the end of the year we will all be in one state again!! Even tho we may be a few hours apart its much better then across country!
This year has been hard for me, yet I’ve been blessed! So much has happened and changed since last Christmas. This year there seems to be something missing. I can’t put my finger on what it is. There is for sure a cloud of depression hanging over people too. But I am staying thankful. I am making a effort to spread cheer and love. Along with the reason for the season. Keep in mind Christmas only comes once a year. But it lives in my heart year round. Choose not to let the little things get to you. I know this time of year brings back bad and good memories for all. I want to encourage you to focus on the good. Have regrets? Everyone does. But… Every day is a new day bringing new chances and choices. Don’t wait for the new year resolution to change. Do it now… So you can be happy sooner. ♥ I know I make it sound so easy. But I know that it is not. I truly believe that if you look you can find reasons to be happy. Complain less and smile more… Every thing worth doing – takes effort! Learn to appreciate each opportunity to make a choice as they arrive.
This year again I didn’t finish the main books I’m working on. (Why work on more than one at a time? = to keep the writer block away.) I did pubish a smalk e-BOOK. And I am continuing to make progress on my main books almost daily. I am working on them more determined then ever now. So keep checking back with me and please don’t hesitate to ask me about them. ♥
~ Amy Jane♡
I’m back home and off to work.
My sisters wedding was beautiful. I was very happy to have spent time with all the family. It was a small but wonderful wedding, one of the best I have been to! Plus it was a mini family reunion! She is so blessed so many people wanted to be there for her joyous day. The only thing missing were my brothers and aunt Christine. I still fel sad that Shane is now in heaven. But I know he is in a better place and I will see him again one day. I just hope he was able to look down and see her day.. Funny, I always though that line was a little cheesy, never thought it was possible. I mean I know they are always wit us.. Bit to say that myself… I feel the dept of those words… Pardon me while I go cry…
My Sister Amelia and I have come a long way in our relationship. I realized we both were a bit envious of each-other.. Silly how envy can tear people apart. I am so happy for her, beyond words. I think both my sisters are blessed with wonderful husbands! Now it’s my turn.. (I know, when the time I right I will have mine. I am not in a hurry!) My nephew was a doll!! I adore him… I miss him tons. I can’t wait till I see them next time!
I’m sorry I meant to keep this short. Last thing….
My files are a mess on the computer and in hard copies, andmy net is limited…. Thank God I have my computer back tho. I can’t wait to finish some of these books… I am so grateful that have the time and help when I need it. I have a bad habit of jumping in headfirst and catching up latter… Now her I am back to work and regretting my quick filing system. I have a lot of organizing, updating, formatting rearranging and lots of writing to do. Where is that personal assistant I’ve been meaning to find… lol… I would love to have an office to go to: with a huge desk, multiple display monitors, several computers, and a staff to help me. Maybe one day? Till then I have a apt, with a small office, 2 filing cabinets full of research and hard copies print0uts of my work, a Great Dane who is leaning when to settle down while I work… Mom said shes never met a Great Dane so hyper… God knew what I needed tho, I would be so bored and lonely with out her. I have a demanding but wonderful neighbors. I love the new place now, tho I have only been actually home here 1 moth, its like living in a yearlong vacation spot out of a book I’d read… So many wonderful wildlife, and I’m up high, so I have great views all around me… Thank you so much for sticking with me and continuing to support me with encouragement and pushing me to work… I have so many books in progress, I’ve narrowed it down to just 3 for now till they are finished…. God bless you all, and I pray you have favor in all you do!
ღ♥ღ Amy Jane Sandberg ღ♥ღ
Hello My Dear Readers,
Life is so precious, and so many people go through each day taking it for granted. They miss the simplicity and beauty of everyday things like a cool breeze blowing past; the sun and moon rising and setting; the endless blanket of stars, shimmering in the dark sky; the unique variety, charm and even humor in all the creatures, plants, and bugs; the collage of colors all around us: in the earth, and in art. Let us not forget the poetic beauty of people. We all have wants, dreams, goals, fears, insecurities, good qualities and bad …At times we all fail to stop and enjoy every sweet moment life presents us, we get so caught up in worries and needs, we forget what we have, or received… We can easily forget what is really important. It’s those moments that make life worth living…If you are blessed with people in your life that you care about; make time for them, tell them how much you love them. Time is limited! There is always stuff going on, always something that has to be done…Reasons to be sad, or upset….Don’t wait for the perfect time, a clean house, etc… You don’t know what tomorrow may bring. Good or bad, one should try and make the most of every day! Every chance they get to share time or things with the ones they love….. Bad things happen, we are not unbreakable, people move, and pass on to heaven or hell. I don’t mean to be morbid and a lot of people don’t think about the possibility of no tomorrow, or no more life with that person or people we cherish… Life can change suddenly; are you happy with your current choices? Don’t live in the past or dwell on things you can’t change…. Look to the future and aspire to make the most out of what you have…. You may not know me, or what I have gone though, that is ok… You don’t need to in order to understand what I am saying… I’ve been through hell and back, and I wouldn’t wish that on any one… So please learn from me. Don’t live without joy… When you wake up, be glad you woke up! Be glad you have a new day with new opportunities, new chances… Take time to think things over before doing them…. “Is that persons bad attitude worth upsetting my good mood”, “will I regret doing or not doing this?”, “will this make them happy or mad”, “will this help or make things worse”, Get the picture? It is a lot easier said than done, but choose not to waste a minute of your life. It is good to relax and have fun, it’s important to your health to do your best not stress… I know how important it is to embrace life… Everything can change in the blink of an eye… Don’t fret the little things, but look for the light shining through the rain cloud instead.
I have met so many people who have been very sad lately, and some very good reasons to be… But don’t let your sadness cloud your life, and don’t let it steal your joy…. Do not let yourself get lost in a hole of disrepair, hate, resentment, or anger… You are such a special person and are such a blessing to this world…. I pray you find your purpose, your joy and take time to smell the roses…. Because life is such a gift, such a blessing that so many people don’t get the pleasure of living…. Life is the ultimate adventure, the ultimate challenge!!!
I challenge you to make the most of your life, not for me but for yourself… I wish you find joy with living even though life can be complicated and very rough…..
God bless you abundantly!!! ~John 10:10
♥ Amy Jane♥
Hello My Beloved Friends!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year!
I know I say friends all the time, I want you to know I do that because if your taking the time to read this, it means a lot to me and I consider you important. Even if your family, or some one I do not have the pleasure of knowing, you are still dear to me..
I can not believe the year has gone by so fast. It feels like the new years was just last week. It feels like my sister was still pregnant. WHERE has this year gone?? I can say It has been a productive, hard, yet blessed year for all I know. I pray the next year will be better.
Now on to the updates! (I know there is a lot, but please read)
1. I found an artist. My friend J-Chan who has done work for me before has agreed to start drawing comics for me. 10$ per request. Don’t you wish you had said yes?? Now the question is how and where to post them.. I am thinking for now 1 per month. But we shall see.
Here is our old page, http://thehallofbish.bravehost.com/ where she drew comics from ideas we had, about two ladies who interviewed random anime characters from mangas, online comics, and of course animes. We only have one comic up but many drafts. Her computer kind of crashed a few times and she (J-chan) lost all her hard work a long with the drive. But I am working on her and she has new tools and a new computer now. So we shall see what happens with that site. PLEASE take the time to check it out if you like anime. I really enjoy her style, though it does very with each piece. That will give you a small taste of what is to come. I promise you we will give you more. Even if I have to pay for it.
2. The puppies are doing great, and getting bigger daily. My nephew is great. He has two teeth now. And his first big poop.. >.<;; My home project. My room is coming a long nicely. I made the mistake of sitting down a few days ago and now I need to get back to it. Things that need to be done. A. sort through tubs and boxes -see what I can throw out and donate. B. Clear the floor, vacuum it, and pull up the linoleum. C. Wait till I can afford new tile and then have it layed. D. Paint my walls + Buy a dresser. E. Reorganize.. (not in that exact order.) What I have done so far is. A. Sorted my things in to tubs, and boxes. B. Installed internet on my desktop. C. Got a new door. D. Got new curtains and curtain rod. (one step at a time)
3. As for writing, I am doing so still. Not so often with the holidays. But getting back in the swing of it again tonight. I am still very aspired and inspired. I am going to be devoting at least an hour + a day even on weekends to get my books done. On top of that I have a lovely wedding to go to in July and I need to loose weight for that, and for myself. SO please keep me in your prayers, pray that I keep the goals in mind and have the selfdicipline I need to keep them up..
PS. as for you face-bookers, I plan on taking a hiatus soon so no worries..
God Bless You today and always! May you be blessed in the new year and have favor!
~Amy Jane (A-Chan) ~