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.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Last Day in My Pew... Sunday, February 26

The goodbyes have started.  They started earlier on this week but today, at church, I got an extra dose of extra sweet goodbyes to contend with.

My church, Grant African Church, best church ever... Just saying.

As church concluded I made my way out of my usual pew and towards the pastors at the front.  They offered to pray for me, for guidance and safety as I live the following three months in the Philippines, and then we exchanged small talk and giggles.  Many of the congregation also approached me, loaded me up with extra hugs and encouragement and then sent me on my way.

I had been joined by both Skittles and the Captain today for church but after church Skittles went his own way and the Captain and I headed to our traditional Sunday brunch hotspot -- Beachside Grill.

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