Hi! I'm Justine Haemmerli, the founder of Girls Gone Happy. There have been many things in my life that made me feel like an outsider. Both my parents passed away
by the time I was 24. I was the first of my friends to marry. While pregnant with my second baby, we packed up our toddler and puppies, and moved with four suitcases to Portugal, where I live now. I obsessively ask questions, didn't fit in at school, am multi-passionate and have had a zig-zagging career . . . I’m always asking how I can do and be better. I’m allergic to small talk and super passionate about my friendships.
As a child, these made me feel like I didn’t fit in and was “too intense.” As an adult, I’ve come to realize these are gifts - and that many of you feel these things, too. Throughout my life my friendships have saved and healed me. Asking and not fearing Big Questions has given such richness and depth to life, even when it’s hard. That’s why I’m so passionate about what we do at Girls Gone Happy - and am so excited you’re here, too!