Hi, I’m Lesley
I deal with anxiety and depression. At first I didn’t know that was why I felt that way. I thought I was just stressed or upset. Once I reached out for help I found out that what I was feeling was not the same as stress or being upset. This diagnoses lead me to change my life so that I could manage my anxiety and depression in a healthy way.
I have over 17 years of experience in advertising. I started as a graphic designer in 2001. I quickly became a Studio Manager for an Ad Agency in Toronto. During that time I helped manage advertising projects for companies like Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, Bacardi, Red Bull, Heineken, and GSK.
Although I enjoyed working behind the scenes of ad campaigns, it left little room in me to enjoy my personal life. I decided to leave the corporate world and pursue other opportunities.
I took some time off and enjoyed my hobbies.
Poker was my main hobby. It is a game that you need to continue to study and learn to be competitive. I dabbled both in online and live poker. I really enjoyed live poker but found with my anxiety it became hard for me to play live. Eventually, I stopped playing altogether.
In 2014 I teamed up with an entrepreneur that allowed me to work remotely. I started off part-time as a virtual assistant that quickly lead to full time and it became clear to me that with my experience I had a huge advantage over VAs as I could offer more services.
A few years later I started working remotely for a second client. This quickly became a full-time job and I was no longer considered a VA but now VP of Operation still working from home. I’ve now started this site to help others that deal with some of the challenges I’ve faced.
Hop on my mailing list and I’ll send you some tips on how I manage my anxiety, depression and help me grow this site to help others like us.