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.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Can I Just Sleep Through This?!... Saturday, December 23

I only prepared four gifts this year for Christmas.

I bought a Balboa a new collar and leash, something he's been needing for awhile.

I bought two extra large pizzas for all the coaches and staff at Elite.

I bought a card and placed money in it for Coach Bogs.  

I bought a cake for the De Castro family party I'll be going to tomorrow.

Last year I was all about writing Christmas cards but this year I only prepared two, one for Skittles and one for Coach Bogs.  I'm not feeling the Christmas spirit and I suspect this year it's going to be a hard one.  Last year I was surrounded by extended family, my "adopted" family, but I don't know about this year and every year calling my father in Canada on Christmas is getting harder and harder.  

I was suppose to go to a business event tonight but I ended up canceling.  The harsh realities of Christmas hit me early and I wanted nothing more than to just stay home with Balboa and sleep the entire holiday away.  So that's what I did.  I went boxing and totally, completely exhausted myself, to the point where I almost just crashed after training as oppose to showering and eating first.  

Bah humbug... blahhhhhh.

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