Goodbye 2022 – Hello 2023
Hello Everyone 👋,
Long time no see!
I started so many posts tis and last year but I didn’t finish or post 😕; I went to go edit a few and post them but apparently they weren’t saved. It is quite frustrating when that happens. I couldn’t post them right away because I was on my phone and though it is great to write on the app all the editing needs to be done on a pc. Otherwise it would look like a the post was drunk. Speaking from experience. I had posted a few from my phone before but then had to re do them. I wasn’t near a pc for quite some time. Which is odd since anyone who knows me knows I love computers and enjoy gamming and writing on them. Sometimes life likes to get in the way of your plans and if you have not experiences this then you are truly blessed. We had a couple of family emergencies starting in July lasting till now.
My baby sister went missing. She is indeed not a baby anymore but she is previous to me all the same. She didn’t know who she was and every time we found her she would disappear again. Finally she was found and taken in for observation and they diagnosed her with Alcohol-Induced Psychosis. https://www.banyanmentalhealth.com/2019/06/03/what-is-alcohol-induced-psychosis/
She had quite challenging adventure from July till the end of December. Alcohol is not something people should take for granted. I know not everyone is alcoholics, but it is still a mind altering substance. It was scary how much it changed her personality and she didn’t know who or where she was for most those moths among other things. If you drink alcohol you need to be careful this doesn’t happen to you especially if you are on other meds. I can not go deeper into the story it is not mine to tell but I needed to tell that part, not just for your sake if you drink, but also because it was such a miracle how God took care of her. He was with her everywhere she went, getting her the help she needed and restoring her to not her former self but better then she was before. I am still in awe of how God did it.
Let this be an example for you. Don’t wait till you are in trouble to change how you do things you should start taking care of yourself now. If you are depressed or addicted to something you shouldn’t be because of depression I am praying for you…. Depression is real and not everyone can recognize the signs. You may not even recognize you are depressed. The battles of life are real even if they don’t seem as valid to some as they do to you. A problem is a problem an issue is an issue…. How we deal with them is up to us.
This is good advice …..
You are a fighter a warrior a survivor! Even if you can not see it. Look at all you have accomplished so far. It may not seem a lot to you but it is a lot more then you would have done if you didn’t do anything. I used to be very hard on myself comparing myself to others asking God why them and not me? But I am not them nor are they me. We all have unique gifts and talents even if you do not see them others do and God does. If you realize it or not you impact other peoples lives by your actions lack of actions, choices, and words. You leave lasting impressions you may never realize you do. As I say often we are windows. Constantly watched examples if we want to be or not. I am not saying this to add more pressure to you but its the truth. Another truth is you are loved! You may not feel loved or be around people who seem to appreciate you but you are loved. You are appreciated you are special! If you see it or not it is a fact! I strongly believe that! John 10 :10 says The devil comes only to steal kill and to destroy but I ( Jesus) Comes to bring life and to bring it abundantly! God / Jesus / The HolySpirit want you to be happy they want you you be healthy and whole . They want you you to succeed. They want your life to be full of blessings and well full of goodness. There is a real enemy out there who wants to see you fail fall down and to even die……. If you believe that or not I believe it to be true.
God bless you today and always!
ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane Sandberg ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯
Don’t let fear keep you from Life.
I wanted to share this with you. It has been on my heart for a while. I just haven’t taken the time to write it yet. It is an important topic for discussion…. I realize somewhere I got lost living in fear. I am not happy living there. It is not my normal residency either. I have no idea how long I have been here. A year? Maybe two?
Usually, I don’t live with fear. I live with the hope of the idea of: someday, somehow… I live by doing my best and having faith for the rest of it… Because one never knows what tomorrow holds. There are three ways to fail.
If we complain about what we don’t have, if we blame others for our own lack we won’t get anywhere. We can’t live with resentment, anger, or ungratefulness. Those are tools that hold you back. They let fear work its way into your life if its not already there. You also can’t try to live up to others’ expectations. It is impossible to be who they want and yourself. Just be yourself.
FEAR is a powerful weapon and enemy that strikes you at every chance. Fear of failure, missing out, not being noticed, not being good enough, fear of being forced, ect… You have to believe in yourself and know that you have a unique creative presence and purpose. One that only you have…
Life is short, you do not know what tomorrow holds. What will change, what may happen or not happen… There are so many possibilities and chances… You need to overcome the fear and put forth the effort. Work towards your desires, dreams, goals.
Don’t put off what you wanna do or where you wanna go, because you think you may fail, you have failed. With the thought, it may not work out… If you don’t try… If you don’t put yourself out there nothing will ever change! Simple as that! If you don’t put in the effort and let go of or overcome the fear you will never get your reach your dreams, desires, or goals…
I say this out of true love and from personal experience… Life Hard!!!!! I have put off some things I really wanted and then it was to beforehand have regrets… I don’t ever want to do that again… I don’t want to live with regrets or see anyone miss out on their dreams for lack of trying.
You have to do it for yourself! You deserve happiness… You are special, amazing, and loved!! Don’t be afraid. Fear keeps us from joy! From reaching potentials we may not even know is possible.
We may never be fully satisfied with our lives, but we can do our best and make the best out of what we have!!!
💕 I really appreciate you all. Your encouragement means a lot!
I hope you find your passion if you haven’t and stay safe!
God bless you today and always!
ღ╮❤╭ღ╯ Amy Jane Sandberg ╰ღ╮❤╭ღ╯
Two weeks later…
I had my second follow up with my primary doctor. After going from 25mg last week to 50mg of Metropol I’m doing much better. Yay! The only issue now is my blood is too thin on the new medication. We will work on that and I’ll be re-tested next week. Fun! Thank God it’s only a finger prick. I feel so blessed that I am doing much better and my situation wasn’t worsening. I know so many of you out there have rough lives, much harder than mine. My heart breaks for you and my prayers go out to you!
I’m finally over the sinusitis, which was a pain without antibiotics… Yay- for a stronger immune system tho! I’m still having a little energy issue… Partly because it is so hot and I’m not sleeping so great still. I miss air conditioning! Summer heats are always draining for me. Even my dog is drained… But at least my heart rhythm is good. As well as my blood pressure and pulse! Praise God! All this excitement has got me out of the house more and talking to people again. It is good to feel good!!
I’m getting back into the swing of things, working on my websites, books, and apartment more. I am reconnecting with friends. Along with adding more lets play The Sims 4 vlogs. I’ve been reluctant to mention them because to me It is just a hobby. My way of practicing talking to people while having fun.
(You can find the links at Twitter Amyjane27)
I will also do a personal vlog soon. I meant to do one today but my errands took longer then I thought they would. I am new to video blogging. I prefer to write, but after all my computer technical issues with my books… I found vlogging is a good way to take notes as well as communicate with people. You can find my personal vlogs on DeeplyRootedInHim.net on our YouTube channel only. Since I openly talk about my faith in Jesus there. Here, I try to keep you updated and talk about life without preaching as some say. I have a vlog Channel set up for this web page but the only video there’s the one from authorpalooza a couple years ago. Eventually, I’ll share the link for it here.
Anyways, thanks everyone for your support and encouragement! You all inspire me to be a better person and to work hard!
╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮
A Blessing in Disguise.
Oh Hello there,
It is that time again right… The time to update you on all that is happening… I can’t believe how fast time flies…
*First off: After along debate with myself and some other people. I looked into globally publishing my faith short story “God Supplies and Miracles still Happen”. God’s timing is always perfect. Before when I had looked into publishing on Amazon and Barns and Noble it would have cost me $200.00 each. But when I looked into it again recently I saw it has now become free…. Seriously??? Woot!!!
So I started proof reading my book that was out for sale and re-formatting it for the global copy and I caught some big errors… Some how I had published the wrong copy of my book… How embarrassing… I sure hope no one bought any of those bad copies… The story is still good. However some key things had errors. Such as: my parents rode a train to San Francisco not a plane… Since I had some how deleted the better copy I had to start editing all over again… This turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I increased the book by almost 10 pages… And I rearranged some things, so it flows much better. I sent the final copy to someone I trust to edit it further.. When I get it back I’ll re check it, make the appropriate changes and re-publish it on http://www.LuLu.com
Since the books I have up are glitched. I removed the links to them for now. Once I get it back I will re format those books and put in the new content… I have to do it for both books. You will be able to order copies of these exclusively from LuLu when I put them back up… And Now I’ll have a third copy… It will be saddle stitched. I have to order a copy to see how it turns out, which can take up tow weeks, and once I give the go ahead they will send it to their approval team to make sure everything is good and it is presentable to be mass produced. That can take up six to eight weeks. EEk! Once it is approved, which I know it will be, The book will be available for sale and at more then the two places. I am so excited and Scared!!!! I never dreamed this would be so realistic and my dream is finally coming to it’s beginning… I know some of you have been waiting literally years…
*Second: Now that I have that taken care of I am back to working on the other three books. I am honestly re- Thinking Amy Jane’s Mini Assortments… I still wanna do it, however. I am not sure to what scale and what exactly do I want the contents to contain now. I just don’t seem like the grand example of my work as I first thought it to be.. So while I barley work on that I am currently working on finishing “Deeply Rooted In Him” The next book I hope to publish and by the end of the year too…. And of course I’m working on my main. “Miracles still Happen Today”. Both are coming along very nicely. I am debating changing the name, of ” Miracles Still Happen Today”. I’ll cross that road once it is done..
*Third: I found 3 of my fictions… Two of the three are mostly up to date, which I am pleased to have printed notes on… And one that is really out of date. I don’t think I will dare even touching that one till much latter.. But now when I get burned out and fried from working on my personal and faith stories I now have another set of outlets to work on and relive my stress. I am so happy about that.. But Don’t get your hopes up.. They are far from being done and I still have some plot kinks to figure out Before get get to deep into the story.
*Lastly: Thank you so much for reading and caring about my work. It means so much to me and encourages me, even-tho I revive so little comments. I am so pleased my ambition and passion matters to you even if it is the tiniest bit… ~HUGS~
~Amy Jane Sandberg