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.
I am also a history lover. I obtained a bachelor degree with a major in History from the University of Northern British Columbia. More specifically; I’m keenly interested in the history of the Crusades.
I launched my first history blog, Crusades and Crusaders in October 2012 and this blog was quite successful. But now, several years later, I decided to expand the focus of this blog because I wanted to expand my knowledge of history. Hence the creation of Everything Old History. The intended focus of this blog is to encompass all of history from the time of Christ until 1700 A.D.
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 two goals in mind: Share my expertise in gardening and fitness through the written word and offer my writing services to other business owners and writers who need content.