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.

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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