My name is Deanna Proach and I wear a few different hats in life: I am a writer, gardener, and fitness enthusiast.

My Experience as a Gardener

My gardening journey began in March 2017 on the Sunshine Coast, the place I used to call home. I worked for a garden maintenance company that year, but in the following year, I decided I wanted to expand my skills and work independently. So, in June 2018, I took the chance and created my own landscaping company, Adventurous Worker.


Since then, I have gained much experience which has broadened my knowledge of gardening. I also had the opportunity to work for some amazing people. My desire to deepen my knowledge of gardening coupled with the desire for a new beginning in a different place, compelled me to move off the Sunshine Coast.


In 2020, I moved to Dawson Creek, a small town located in northeastern British Columbia and in 2021, I completed the organic horticulture specialist course through Gaia College.

My Fitness Journey

My fitness journey began shortly after I arrived home from travelling Germany in late 2016. I actually took up a vocation as a gardener in efforts to lose weight and tone up. Spend all summer outdoors, learning about the nature around me. I couldn't think of a better way to get fit.

My passion for fitness and desire to lead a healthier lifestyle compelled me to pursue a complimentary career as a group fitness instructor, so I obtained my ACE group fitness certification in October 2019.

Putting it All Together

I've always had a strong passion for writing and I have wanted to pursue it as a career, but life happens when you're busy making other plans. In any case, I felt a strong need to develop practical skills in order to find my niches.

Over the past year, I've rekindled my passion for writing with one goal in mind: Share my interest and expertise in gardening and fitness through the written word. Hence, my reason for creating Looking Up and Ahead.

Fitness is more than just physical health and strength. It's also about mental and spiritual wellbeing. While I will write the odd article about exercise, my main purpose for Looking Up and Ahead is to share articles on gardening and overall wellbeing.

Hire Me

Are you in need of content for your website and blog? Do you need help spreading the word about your fitness and garden related business or book to the world? I can help.

Check out the Copy Writing Services page for more details, or send me an email at deannaproach@gmail.com.