As the story has it, I woke up and found myself on the very opposite side of the globe – the flipside. I arrived February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d simply 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, CEO of my own girls-only fitness company, Flipside Fitness, and CEO of my own boxing club, Korea's largest -- Hulk's Club, formerly known as Hulk's Boxing.

After 11.5yrs in Korea, I picked up one day and left. I returned to Toronto, Canada but only to pack up my bags and venture out again. Now I'm living in Makati, Philippines. Life for me is better in Asia and I'm so happy here. This isn't a new chapter in the book of my life though, it's a whole new book I've started!!! I'm a whole new woman. I left Korea 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.

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

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Finding the Path to my Ikigai and Happiness

The Japanese have this thing called Ikigai.  It's all about finding your niche in life.
I've been consumed with thinking about it lately but I think I know what mine is, it's my Second Dream.  My issue is trying to find out the means to take my Ikigai, my Second Dream, and take it from being a long stream of thoughts and ideas in my head and making it a reality.
These days things have really started to fall into place and now I'm a part of a church I call home.
I really miss my church over on Ossington but haven't heard anything from any of them.  It is what it is though and I don't care to get sad about it.  Only forward movement, positive thinking, please.  I'm definitely feel more and more at home at this new church though and today, when service ended, something so beautiful happened to me.

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