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.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Trying to NOT Make a Big Deal of Today... Friday, February 17

I lived in Korea for 11 years and every year when February 16th rolls around I am remembered that that's the day so long ago I first stepped on the plane and headed to Korea.  I left Canada on the 16th and landed on the 17th.

I'm definitely not the girl I once was so long ago, that bright-eyed, nieve young girl. 

Unlike years prior, I never acknowledged yesterday's importance or today's, well, minus the minor blurb here.  I mentioned it today in passing to someone and that was about it.  I want to stop acknowledging days like today.  It's a part of my old story.  I'm in a whole other story of my life, not a new chapter, a new story.

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