It's been a year since Mimmi's passing and I've passed through a lot on the way here. I can't believe it's been a full year already. I miss her terribly still, but it is getting easier. I think about all the good times we've had and it puts a smile on my face...
After her passing I had the darkest time in my life and didn't even look forward to my US trip to meet the women in my female lifters network, Barbelles. I thought about cancelling because I just couldn't see the purpose of going. But I dragged my ass there in the end, and I'm very glad I did. Ever since then things have been moving forward, and in a quick pace at that!
I stayed in the US for five weeks, spending time with amazing people that lifted me, helped me get out of the hole I dug for myself. Those five weeks were the best thing that could have happened to me! I did my first strongwoman competition in the US, I did a bikini competition at Muscle Beach with my favorite doctor Rachael Keilin, I met several of my clients IRL, we had Barbelles meetups in Long Beach (Metroflex), Las Vegas and San Fransisco. I got to go to SIGGRAPH again and meet my nerd friends :]
After the US I realized how much of an impact Barbelles had done on the women in the network, and I found a new purpose. I started planning for starting up a company. But the real kicker was in December, when I called the owners of my dream facility (industrial place that would look great as a gym) and asked about rental and costs. Not impossible it seemed, so I kept doing new budgets, look at equipment, research the gym business and came to the conclusion that it wouldn't be impossible. So, on February 14 I started my own company, Massive Performance, and I am opening my own gym. It will take a few months yet, but it will be the most beautiful gym ever. I've never felt so passionate about something in my whole life.
I'm going to start writing about the whole process on a website dedicated to it, link coming soon, and let anyone who's interested follow along on my journey, through good and bad!