Syllabus: 90 Day Devotional on Self-Improvement will be available July 27th, 2020 on Amazon

I expected…

That’s my problem, I expected.

I expected to be loved the way I loved you.

I expected to be fought for like I’ve fought for you.

I expected for you to be the bigger person because I was the bigger person for so long.

I expected you to support me like I support you.

I expected you to call me first because I did for years.

I expected you to build us up like you’re building up the next.

Are you only good for money, no because you don’t have that either.

I expected less of the old you and more of the new you,

does the new you exist or is it just the old you with a new mask.

I expected you to call me so I could tell you in person.

I expected you to answer me to talk things out instead of writing a blog about it.

I expected you to be…

I forgive myself for expecting.

Then God says to me…

“Am I not your Father?

Am I not enough?

You lack nothing because of who I am.

You have and had all that you need.

At this point it is worldly things your flesh craves.

But you are full in me, your heart longs for nothing.

So do not cry over spilled milk.

Continue to be my child.

Expect more from me.

Expect me to show up and show out.

Expect me to love you more than he loved you.

Expect me to fight for you more than he has fought for you.

I will never disappoint.”


My Virtual Gradation is tomorrow!

And I could not be more proud of myself.

I’m officially a graduate. Ya me!

Not only did I graduate from college with a Marketing Degree but in almost all aspects of my life.

Blogger/Vlogger – Author

Working Class – Entrepreneur

College Students – Graduate

Pizza every week – Pizza twice a month (eating healthier)

Young Adult Leader – Professional Life Coach

Working at Kay Jewelers – Launching my handmade jewelry line A.Royal Collection

All the glory goes to God.

Shout out to all the achievements you guys have made, I celebrate you!

Justine Diegel: Master Behind the Art.

My book Titled: Syllabus is a 90 Day Devotional on Self-Improvement. Have you ever been stuck on forgiving someone or not sure how to stay motivated? Not only does this book help you with numerous of things but it also has a piece of how I got through it. Now available for Pre-Order at A.Royal Collection.

Justine Diegel played her role well. She is published in my book as an artist. Justine use to give me drawings that I was able to color during a hard season in my life. They helped me so much I thought it would be wonderful to share it with the world. You will see 10 wonderful drawings when you purchase your book.

I was able to hand the Golden Mic to Justine in a unique way due to Covid 19.

Asantee: How did you become a drawer?

Justine: I’ve always had a love for art but drawing has been my favorite. My artwork has been showcased in multiple art shows, and It gave me a place to create to express myself and is a form of self-care.

Asantee: What do you think about the book?

Justine: I love it. I love the idea and everything you have created to not only help yourself but to also help others.

Asantee: Which one was your favorite drawing and why?

Justine: I enjoyed doing all of them, but I’d have to say the candle.

Asantee: Did you know you helped me get through a rough time?

Justine: I had no idea I was helping you get through a rough time. I’m so blessed and thankful to be a part of your journey and help you come out of it stronger.

Asantee: You can now say you published your artwork in a #1 best seller, how does that make you feel?

Justine: It’s exciting! I never thought my drawings would be in a published book!!

Asantee: What is your favorite season to draw in?

Justine: I draw during whatever season, it really depends on the mood I’m in but drawing takes me out of my head, I allow my pencil to just go.

Asantee: What inspires you to get out of bed? 

Justine: What inspires me is becoming a better person and being ambitious towards my goals and dreams. No one else will accomplish them but me. 

Asantee: Any other comments you would like to share.

Justine: Thank you for trusting me to help be a part of your book and to help you get out of a rough time. 

If you made it to the end of this article, Thank You.


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Coach Charles always said “Catch One”

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I was never the fastest athlete in Track and Field, last place was my place. You know the person who gets lapped a few times running the 3000, that was me. Coach Charles, my track Dad who adopted my sister and I, went above and beyond for us. It wasn’t easy for my Mother to be a single mom working crazy hours and try to get is to all our extra curriculum activities.

One season, we moved to Cecil County from Harford County and Coach Charles would pick us up FROM Port Deposit to take us to practice in Edgewood. During track meets we where climbing in Crysten’s bed at 4 am if we weren’t sleeping on her floor from Friday night.

Recently AJ, my high school track coach, said to me in a post, “You are my favorite athlete, you showed me that people are happy running there own race.” I never saw it that way. I would just hear, you could’ve done better, you could’ve done this and that.

What you didn’t know was yes I was last but I beat my personal best majority of the time. Coach Charles would always yell from the side lines “Catch One.” That was his thing. Just catch one.

Let me explain, as a long distant runner you want to stay with the pack throughout the laps and gradually “catch one” get in front of another runner and stay there. The goal is to continually catch one until you finish your race.

What this looks like is you are watching a 4×1 relay race. 1st leg killed it, 2nd leg maintains it, 3rd leg holds the 2nd place spot and the 4th leg is going neck and neck, everyone is screaming and yelling “whoop whoop” and then boom he caught one.

I use that today in all that I do. That has conditioned my mind to say if catch one, you are closer to achieving your personal best.

When I feel discouraged in life because it seems like I’m being lapped, my mom would faithfully remind me to catch one.

Let me break it down for you. I launched my handmade business called A.Royal Collection this year and being so fresh out the womb, I didn’t want to have unrealistic goals. Mom said start off your goal with one sale a month then “Catch One!” so in total two in one month and so on and so on.

Next goal would be one a week then “Catch One!”

My first month I was able to get 5 sales and the month is not over. I continue to say catch one.

Just like on the track, Coach Charles showed us if you catch one you could catch another.

Another example on how I use Coach Charles saying in my every day life would be my first book I am launching July 2020. I’ll sell 500 copies, wonderful catch one. That next one could be 1000 copies, say it with me “Catch One!”

Coach Charles, thank you for all you have done in my prime time in life. You have conditioned me on the track, mentally, physically, and emotionally. I am forever grateful for that. So much so I could write a book of my journey on how.

90 Day Devotional will be in your hands July 2020, just another way on how “Catch One” helped me succeed in achieving my goals.