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.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

No Looking Back Now... Tuesday, December 6

In a short and to-the-point business meeting today at the female-only gym where I coach, I was told by my boss that I'm losing two of my five shifts and that the young lady that has been hired to take these shifts is starting tomorrow and I'm expected to train her.  And just like that my commitment to the gym definitely shifted with the realization that I was obviously more committed to them then they were to me. 

Wow.

I worked until 8pm and by the time 9pm strolled around I had canceled my boxing for the evening and had made my way downtown to meet with a business mentor of mine. Today was a harsh reality check but it was a good thing in that maybe I needed this extra push, a little reminder to stay hungry for my dream and to not stay somewhat comfortable.  The universe is definitely pushing me forward, now to take that jump and continue the forward movement. 

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