As the story has it, one day I headed to the opposite side of the globe – the Flipside. I arrived in Korea on February 16th, 2005 and thought I’d do a year, then leave. 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 returned to Toronto, Canada. But then I left again. This time it was for the Philippines. That's where I am 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.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Counting My Blessings

It was when I thought I had everything that I realized I had nothing. I left Korea with whatever I could fit in my suitcase and instantly I was taught not to dwell on the materialistic things of life but to focus on the real. Now I have what many perhaps think is nothing but it's everything. I live in a home that is 17x smaller than my place in Korea, I only own a handful of shirts that are appropriate for my business meetings, and I don't have a bank account but that's okay because I really don't have much money to put in it anyways. But I am safe, I have my health, a positive circle of friends and family surround me, I'm happy, and I'm building an amazing future on my own terms. 
 Am feeling extra blessed these days and when I count my blessings I count Balboa and boxing twice.
I definitely count the Philippines and, yes, I do count Korea. 
Do you count your blessings or do you not even know how blessed you are? 
We ALL are blessed, every single one of us. What have you been blessed with? Think about it.

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