Meet our first She’s So Haute Mama for April: Ariel C. Williams. Today is Day 2 of her book tour for The Girl Talk Chronicles: How to Manage Love, Lust & Situations. Ariel is stopping by to share her story as a mom, business woman, published author, and believer in true love. We are excited to be a part of Ariel’s book tour and we look forward to Volume 2.
Ariel took me down memory lane with The Girl Talk Chronicles. You remember the days of young love? Puppy love? He’s going to be my husband love? I sure do. From adolescent love to wading the waters of twenty-something love, Ariel’s Girl Talk Chronicles makes you laugh, question WTH was I thinking, thank your maker you made it through and love who you are as a result of it all. Ariel shares Girl Talk Gospels we can all use and leaves us with things to consider at the end of each chapter with Chronicle Questions and Lessons Learned.
A busy mama by day to Loren her 5-year-old son, Ariel spends her late nights managing her Ariel Says Now & Pretty Fierce Mom blogs along with their social media platforms and so much more. You can also chat with Ariel and her fans on twitter Friday nights at 8 EST for her #ASNTalk chat. I am a regular for #ASNTalk. Join us you won’t be disappointed.
Now for some Q&A with Ariel:
Who is Ariel?
My name is Ariel C. Williams and I’m a 26-year-old mother, freelance copywriter, blogger and the author behind The Girl Talk Chronicles: How to Manage Love, Lust & Situations. My son’s name is Loren.
What was your inspiration for writing The Girl Talk Chronicles?
The inspiration for this book came from lots of places, including the judgement that women seem to face while being single. Lord forbid you’re in your 30s and unmarried and you’re automatically “single and lonely”! In the book’s introduction, I mention how many “older” people would give me unsolicited relationship advice and make comments about finding a “good Godly man”. The worst part was that most of the advice givers were divorced or unhappily married. This book celebrates young women’s rights to love who and what she wants to, especially herself.
What is your favorite chapter and why?
*Thou Shalt Not Chase a Man* is my favorite chapter! Without even reading it, the title gives the reader a little oomph and something to think about. In this chapter, I reveal how love-sick I was over a man who held no real significance in my life, and I didn’t in his either. It’s very raw, honest, and I hope that others can use it to reflect on how they’re perceived in these “situations” as well as how they perceive the situation itself.
What can we expect in Volume 2 of The Girl Talk Chronicles?
Bigger & better! Volume 2 will definitely discuss a couple of the characters from Volume 1 a lot more, especially #LoverBoy1! It’ll be more personal experiences, but will be even more entertaining and engaging for the readers. I’m so excited about it.
What lessons did you learn from your young loves? And do you still use those lessons today?
There are so many, and I still use them today! Some of my favorite lessons that I’ve learned are to:
1) Always be true to myself and never compromise me for anyone or anything, no matter what.
2) Don’t put pressure on easy-going situations; if it works or doesn’t work, it’s all good!
3) Do what makes your heart smile. This includes identifying what I want.
4) Learn to be emotionally responsible, no matter how painful it can be! You will not break.
Let’s pause right here for a collective “AMEN!”
Share a day in your life as a Haute Mama?
Loren, my son, is 5 and in VPK! We’re preparing for kindergarten every day; thankfully, he’s excited about it. My day normally starts around 7:00 AM (give or take a half hour LOL) and ends around 9:00 PM on a late night. Once my son is sleep, I’m usually up for another 2 to 4 hours working on blogging, engagement, client projects, etc. Every day, I’m looking for balance!
In one sentence: What does Brown Baby Love mean to you? (Your love for your son)
The most sacred thing on earth worth living and dying for.
Your must have beauty product(s)?
They’re Real Mascara by Sephora; Oil-free eye makeup remover by Mary Kay; Olay complete all day moisture cream.
Your thoughts on being a FAB Haute Mama
First of all, it’s an honor, so thank you! Being a mom is 24/7 hard work, but it’s important to find balance that includes exclusive “me” time. When you can reinvest time and love into yourself, you can do it for your family and others. Any mom that can consistently do this is definitely a FAB Haute Mama – I’m striving for this.
The quote you live by is?
“Do you!” As simple as it is, I live by this quote now because for a long time I didn’t. When I started pursuing real happiness, self-love and my dreams, life got a little easier and things began to “flow”.
My favorite Girl Talk Gospel was from Chapter 7: “Thou Shalt Not Encourage Impostors”
“Always pay attention to the signs a man gives you…”
You can find the rest of this Gospel in the book. This is definitely a lesson I learned but only after a few heart breaks. Now I pay attention to the signs my husband (The Hubs) gives me. See it all works out in the end.
A big thank you to Ariel for inviting us on her book tour and for being a She’s so Haute Mama.