About the Goan Good chick

Hello, hello! Welcome to my blog. I’m really excited you found your way here. My name is Hayley.  I’m a child of the 80’s but my spirit is from the 60’s.  I love Joni Mitchell, paisley, big jewelry, and the Beatles. I love adventure, and nature, and magical experiences, and I have a strange affinity for retro glass food platters.

I’m also a writer.  I wrote my first poem in 6th grade about a boy I had a crush on, who of course didn’t like me, and then angst filled and depressive poetry got me through the rest of my teenage years.  I’ve kept an active journal since then and I love to tell stories.   T.S. Eliot, Haruki Murakami, and Sherman Alexie are some of my go-to’s…..along with most Motown music, and especially Michael Jackson. . . .okay, and Prince.

I drive a red Beetle who is named after Miss Mitchell and I have a 14 year old calico cat named Ophelia. . . .(she has recently passed but I just can’t take her picture down)

I grew up in the awesome college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan—a town known for culture, freaks, restaurants, quirky shops, trees, and being Mary Jane friendly…even before that was a thing. . . .

I come from a fun, creative family.  All of my parents are entrepreneurs. My dad, Bill, is a typesetter, my mom, Peggy, is a photographer/hairdresser (www.gotyourphoto.com), and my step-mom, Desiree, makes the most amazing skin care products (www.bellades.com). I also have two younger brothers, Spencer and Chance, who are very special.

When I was 8, I knew I was destined to be somewhere else.  By the age of 10, I told everyone that “I belonged with the palm trees” and then put my bedroom clock on California timezone instead of cold Michigan.  At 25, I escaped Michigan for the west coast and moved to Seattle with my best friend.

The years that I spent in Seattle were filled with so much good music, wonderful friends, and amazing nature.  I’ve been so fortunate in my life to be surrounded by some of the coolest people around…

(I know there’s heaps more of you and you are loved immensely even if your photo isn’t here!)

In 2013, I left Seattle, met the man of my dreams, and became a wanderer. .

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Currently, I’m in Goa.  This blog is about the journey of me fumbling through the foreign lands of international love and the complicated sub-continent called Mother India.

6 thoughts on “About the Goan Good chick

  1. Thank you for telling me about your blog. I really enjoyed learning more about you from this page!
    Your ABC friend,


  2. hi, i was in goa and kheerganga more than 30 years ago. that time the bus didnt go up to barshani, only manikaran. there was also no water dam at pulga, which i consider a sacrileg to the parvati. anyway, id like to see the valley again, or maybe not. it was heaven on earth, so beautiful. i like your writing and wish you all the best


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