As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Asia February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. Years later and I’m still here. I went from being some random foreign girl to taking on labels I never imagined – university professor, film extra, professional boxer, reality TV star, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company (Flipside Fitness), CEO of my own boxing club (Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing), and now I'm launching my 3rd business -- Empowered Clubhouse.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I then picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada with Flipside Fitness on my brain, Hulk's in my heart, boxing in my bag, and my four-legged friend Balboa Button by my side. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I'm at now, living in the land of the happy people.

The struggles are real and the struggles are many but I'm living life on my terms, I'm calling the shots, and I'm doing what I love.

Life is an amazing adventure and this is my story of yesterday.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Day to Remember... Sunday, October 23

I walked out of my apartment building tonight, took a right turn and then suddenly someone called out to me.  I stopped, hesitated, and then turned around.
And just like that everything changed.
Someone can come along and suddenly, upon meeting them, instantly what didn't make sense to you before now makes perfect sense.  I've always believed that we're the creators of our own destiny but that things happen for a reason.  People come along for a reason, a season or a lifetime, and paths get crossed when it's the right timing.  Timing is key and maybe you need these little life lessons to bring upon this right timing. 
Butter turned into Nut Butter; he was more nut than smooth like butter.  Plan B was never going to be a plan A because it was me who was the plan B in his life, ironically enough.  Foo Man Choo was a foo, as in a fool, for ever thinking we were a match beyond friends and my friends joked about the Nigerian Doctor being more in need of a doctor, for a little head check, than being on.

Tonight changed everything; he changed everything.  A day can change your life.

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