- Figure out when exactly I'm leaving.
- Decide upon whether to go train and fight in Mexico first.
- If I AM NOT going to Mexico, figure out where I'll be living for the next month.
- If I AM going to Mexico, have to figure out Balboa's living arrangements till the Philippines.
- Secure a boxing club to train at there.
- Figure out Balboa's paperwork/vaccination requirements.
- Pack up all my belongings.
- Sell off some of my furniture.
- Put my stuff into storage.
- Move out of Cabbagetown.
- Deal with my cellphone.
- Get my 2017 Korean boxing license (yearly renewal).
- Deal with forwarding my mail.
- Acquire any needed travel vaccinations.
- Contact my business sponsors in Korea.
- Inform my Flipside Fitness clients.
- Renew my Canadian Passport.
- Deal with my Korean Alien Registration
- Get some basics down of the Tagalog (Filipino) language.
- Work on updating my boxing profile/resume.
- Get new gloves -- 10oz and 14oz gloves.
- Purchase another pair of boxing boots.
- Redesign my fight uniform and then get it made.
- Print up new business cards.
- Put up a notice on my Flipside Fitness company/Facebook group page.
- Cancel my business deal with Groupon.
- Have a meeting with the manager at System.
- Get a new mouth guard made.
- Go and get my suitcase from my parent's house.
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.