About Me

Thames River, London, England

Yours Truly in the Thames River in London, England

Hi! Welcome! I’m April.

The basics
I’m in the latter half of my twenty-something phase. I’m originally from Texas, but I’ve been fortunate to live in several places (Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and the UK for two summers). I have two cats (Oakley and Oscar) and they’re awesome. They keep me on my toes and laughing. I recently graduated from law school. It was three of the craziest years of my life!

After law school, I was fortunate enough to find a job (not an easy thing in that economy) as a software trainer. I currently work as a training developer for a company in Nashville, Tennessee. When I’m not at work, on a plane, in an airport, or in a hotel, I split my time between a possible addiction to television (I won’t even try to list the shows I watch), designing websites that I don’t use, reading books about far away places and the people who visit them, and Twitter (I think I have a problem…). I also enjoy cooking and baking and have occasional dreams of opening a mini-cake shop (that would be a shop for small cakes, not a small shop of cakes!) in Seattle.

Things I love (in no particular order)

  • Taking a nap when it’s sunny outside and reading in a chair when it’s raining.
  • That feeling when you step off a plane, out of a train, off the subway, out of a cab into a new place.
  • Sister Hazel
  • Color-coding anything and everything.
  • Reorganizing my closet.
  • Shoes.
  • Reckless Kelly
  • Jamming out in the car by myself.
  • Waking up to a cat in my face.
  • The smell and sound of Christmas.
  • Macaroni and cheese.
  • Craig Ferguson
  • Getting a card in the mail.
  • Steamed broccoli and carrots.

My passions
I am crazy in love with travel and art (obviously!). Beyond those two, I really love sports (although, it should be noted I don’t play many … okay any … besides swimming). My favorite sports to follow are tennis, soccer (MLS, US Men and Women, and some European), baseball, cycling, golf, football, and swimming/diving. It can get kind of crazy sometimes!

I’m also really into social media and website design. In 2011, I launched a social media and web design company with one of my best friends, Rebekah (Stellata Collective). We focus on creating meaningful and effective digital spaces for artists online. I also launched a freelance copyediting service (Edititrix-in-Charge) in early 2012 to help digital entrepreneurs produce clean, powerful, and coherent written products and copy. I love photography and hope to one day use it as a source (however small) of passive income.

My travel story got a bit long, so I moved it to it’s own page here.

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