I have a new theory. There's a lot of talk on this board about how April has to live so that the future we see in the beginning of TLJ (with Lady Alvane in the HoaW telling the story to kids) can come to be. And since we already saw it then it has come to pass already.
I propose to you "No". They are not one in the same. Everyone seems to think April will be the mother of the future. But she's not. She's the mother of a future that may yet be. And now she is dead. That future is gone. We have never seen that future. Lady Alvane in the HoaW is not the future April was going to create.
So where does it leave us? With infinite possibilities and the freedom to choose any story, any path, and any future.
As Cortez told April in TLJ...you can choose not to get involved and something else will happen. There's no fate or destiny.