Trading in Trepidation

Back-to-school is in full swing here in Canada. It’s on almost every commercial. It’s in your face every time you walk into a store.

When I was a teacher and the back-to-school ads started I’d get a knot in my stomach. My chest would tighten at the thought of stepping back into the classroom.

My anxiety would reach DEFCON 1 levels.

And no amount of escapism or self-medication could quell the rising panic (and believe me I tried).

Even writing this now (a decade later) I can still feel it.

I won’t say I never get nervous as an entrepreneur - I do. Butterflies still happen every time I go on video, do a sales call, launch a new thing.

But I’ve never felt the choking anxiety that I felt back then.

I left teaching in 2009 and now in 2019 I’m stepping back into the role of teacher/guide/mentor with Deeper Than Words.


There is space to go slowly. No tests or assignments to mark (hallelujah). And I have all the creative freedom I dreamed of.

What I’m MOST excited about though, is having real conversations with women entrepreneurs about writing and business and life and self-care and spirit.

I can’t wait to see how you take my ideas/guidelines/feedback and make them your own. How you’ll let yourself be inspired. How you’ll choose to bravely tell your story.

This time around…I’m trading in trepidation for curiosity and the magic of new beginnings.

I’d love you to join me in Deeper Than Words. I pinky promise it’s not just another online copywriting course. You can check out all the details here.