Hi and welcome to April B Jewelry. I am April, the creative spirit behind April B Jewelry. I believe that every woman is on a journey to become her best self with all the best of intentions. I also believe that we as women get so tied up in the busy-ness of our lives that our intentions for ourselves often get forgotten or take a back seat to everything else we need to do. That is why I created my jewelry - so you can wear your reminder to take care of yourself!
My own journey is filled with a professional career in the non-profit world, designing and managing programs for youth. During this time, I became a wife (we celebrated 40 years of marriage in 2020), a mother, and a grandmother. I discovered an affinity for the beach - the salt air, warm sand and cooling water feed my spirit. My husband I especially have fallen in love with Block Island and try to get there in the spring and fall.
I found I love tending a flower garden much like my paternal grandmother did and I love taking photographs of both my garden and the beach, especially at sunset. I discovered yoga a few years ago and now try to practice daily at home as a way to ground myself, to take care of myself and become more connected to the Universal Spirit. In 2020, I became much more involved in my youngest granddaughter's education, hosting her virtual learning here twice a week. It has been such a treat to have her here as much as we do and to really spend such quality time with her.
Despite the hardships that 2020 brought to us all, I had some exciting things happen. I became an author in 2020 which was a long held dream. My first venture is in an anthology of essays called "The Great Pause - Blessings and Wisdom from COVID-19" where 25 of us shared our stories hoping that at least one of them would resonate with you. In December, I saw my children's book "I Hug You in My Heart" come to life which is an endearing story of a child and her grandmother who don't get to see each other as often as they would like. Both of these are also for sale here on my website.
I now am taking more time for me and reflection. I've always loved quotes and affirmation. I'd like to share my "motto" for life, known as The Serenity Prayer. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
I wish you serenity, courage and wisdom. Namaste.