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.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

The Juggle is the Struggle

My first of many coffees of the day.  I should have known better though to accept that free coffee from the manager at Larry's Cafe because I had 7 meetings today so the coffee would be definitely flowing.
I played it safe though, well kind of.  Opted out of coffee for my last meeting and instead had juice which I think was rather counterproductive because I'm sure it was full of sugar.  
Should have continued on with the caffeine binge.
My first few meetings were regarding the space for Empowered.
I'm really loving this space and the more and more I think about it, 
the more and more eager I am to secure it.
As for the second space we were considering.  This is the ceiling -- nasty.  It's one thing that it's busy with air ducts, it's another thing when one person says one thing and another says another.  I took my architect there today to search out some answers.  The confusion of it all, honestly, turns me off.
Despite having meetings back-to-back, I managed to get a second wind and head out for boxing.
Maybe it was the caffeine overdose making this happen, maybe it was my love for the sport.
Maybe it was both plus the thought of a possible fight coming up.
"Special Services Center", ohhhhh.... sounds so secret agent-like.  It's just the Philippine Army Gym.
I wonder though, just how many ways can you actually spell my name?!  It seems like every time I come here they spell it a different way but never the way I actually spell it -- A-M-Y.
Okay, so maybe I don't know how to properly salute a soldier but at this point I'm surprised I even had enough energy to lift up my arm.  Boxing today, wow, definitely brutal... but I love it!!!

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