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.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Much Needed Break... Thursday, February 23

I was MIA to everyone and anyone trying to get a hold of me today.

I just wanted to be left alone to sleep so that's exactly what I did, I made myself totally unavailable.  Later on in the evening someone dropped off flowers, a card and a meal to cheer me up.

The stress of Balboa's papers reached a ridiculous height the other day and there still seems to be no end in sight.  Apparently it's all going down on Monday.

On Monday...
Balboa has a vet appointment at 11:30am.
After the vet he has to get his paper's signed by CIFA's official vet in Markham.
These papers then have to be dropped off at the Philippine Consolate.
...or do I have to head to the Ontario Government office to get them notarized?!

The "adventure" continues.

...and now you know why I just wanted to take a break from it all.

I didn't want to hear about the Philippines today or the paper work mess with Balboa.  I craved silence.  Silence was what I gave myself.

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