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.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Getting Ready for Bigger Things... Thursday, November 24

The countdown is officially on.  Unofficially disclosed to others beyond the immediate it involves.
There's a countdown for Florida and one for the Philippines so I guess I should correct the above sentence and write that the countdowns are officially on -- plural countdowns.  I could, I should, and I would but I won't.  I think it's safe to say the countdown for me heading out to the Philippines for training is the one everyone seems to be concerning themselves about.  I haven't even told my father or my business partner (Snickers) in Korea of the Philippines and, consequently, have decided that until I tell them both I'm not going to let it be known to others.  There's a lot of things to figure out before I release the news and have a zillion and one questions to answer that I can't answer because quite honestly I'm still trying to not only figure it out but digest the big jump I'm about to take. 
The other day I sat down and listed to a particular someone make phone calls regarding the Philippines.  The phone was then handed to me and the person on the other line asked me various questions about my boxing and training.  Right now, there are two main people working on getting me set up with training in the Philippines and they're looking to set me up at possibly two different locations, two different gyms.  One is at a higher altitude and I like the idea of the increase in intensity and different challenges it'll pose on my body with respect to breathing and whatnot. 
"This is really happening", I told myself. 
When I was first approached about this, it was just a light discussion but the phone call to the Philippines made it all seem so real.  I was asked if I was excited and I responded with the same answer I gave when asked about me moving back to Canada -- "I'm as excited as I am scared."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Until you actually deal with it and get a divorce, Snickers isn't your business partner. He's still your husband.