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.

Monday, May 21, 2018

I'm Me Because of Her... Monday, May 21

It was a bit of an emotional day for me but it was one of those sad-happy days.

I was walking to the boxing club for training when a song came on that reminded me of my mom.  It's her birthday and I woke up with her on my mind.  I arrived with her in my thoughts so when that same song that had played earlier came blasting on the speakers at the boxing club, I was relieved I was done my training.  I sat there and enjoyed the song but got a bit choked up so I went into the back, the girls changeroom.

I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.

I only own one necklace, it was actually a gift I got made for my mom and gave to her many years ago. It reads her name in Korean and I've been wearing it ever since I stumbled across it after her passing.

Today I celebrated her birthday with a special dinner out.  It was another birthday of hers without her actually here. It never gets easier though but what a blessing it is to have had someone so special to miss so much. 

Happy birthday mom. You are loved and you are missed every day. Thank you for all the bold, badass boss babe genes you passed on to me. I hope I'm doing you proud.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Stay strong Amy. There are no words really but love lives on.