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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

To Everything There is a Reason

It's a weird feeling I often get, sitting down for a meeting to talk about my upcoming business and bringing up Hulk's and Flipside.  I'm always proud to talk about Flipside, it gave me a sense of purpose and belonging, but to talk about Hulk's, it's bittersweetness.  Some days I can't believe I actually got up and walked away from it but then I remind myself why I did it.  I had reached my potential there and had reached my limit on things people will never fully understand.  

I miss Hulk's every single day but I know that I wouldn't be here and couldn't be here unless I had done what I did.  Hulk's was a practice run for what I'm about to launch and I know that's so incredibly true.  I'm proud of where I am but it definitely came with much sacrifice.
I'm currently addicted to this song and after a long day of meetings, I came home and put it on.
Music always puts me in a different, much-needed mood.

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