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, May 21, 2017

One of the Few Blondes in the Crowd... Sunday, May 21

In church I got a bit choked up at the realization that every week I've been "trying out" a new seat, trying to find a seat where I feel comfortable.  Last week I attended church by myself and felt like the loser in the pew alone.  No one sat beside me.  Every week at this particular church I've been sitting in a different seat, in a different row, in a different section.  But when I go to my church, Grant, in Toronto, I sit every week in the very same seat I sat in when I first attended it.  I've felt comfortable there from the very start.

I'm struggling with trying to feel comfortable at this church.  It's massive and I've never been a fan of big churches, plus I can't stand the fact that they have several services on Sunday so their choir, pastor and whatnot is on repeat four times every Sunday.  I'm trying to give it an honest chance.  With the exception of last week, I've always gone with others.  There's six of us that meet up there, two of which are super cute little girls that go off to Sunday School, and two that are a super sweet married couple.  The two little girls are their kids.  The four of us sit together during the service and I like that but so far it's really the only thing that has me continually coming back to this church.

A couple of weeks ago I typed up a new group idea, a proposal for this particular church.  In Eastwood they have a group that used to meet every Tuesday for a group workout.  I love the idea but I'm not going to be living in Eastwood after this week.  The church I go to now is the one I'll continue to go even after my move but they don't have a weekly workout group so I proposed one.  I emailed them again a day or two ago, to touch base with them, and they responded by saying my proposal is going through a chain of people.  They said they'd get back to me when they have to final go or no regarding it.

I hope they say yes to my proposal.  I really don't want to just be another person in their church seat, testing out a new seat every week because I haven't found a spot that's comfortable for me.  Making this workout group would totally be a game changer for me.

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