What is your role in the Salty Souls Experience ?
I’m the one writing, researching, editing and interviewing inspiring people and their stories, and inspecting the contents of my own brain for the #inspiration blog. I also take care of the social media and Salty community.
What’s your background and how did you acquire those skills ?
I studied journalism and professional writing in Perth, Australia. But I have been writing for online blogs aside of Uni since I was 18. My first forage into online publishing was with this badass feminist news and media site that let me swear as much as I wanted and write the kind of taboo subjects that had my mum going ‘Cait, do you have to put that on the internet?’ Then I was editor of my university magazine, and completed a range of internships in Perth and interstate, paid and unpaid.
What’s your biggest challenge within the Salty Souls Experience ?
Time differences! The whole Salty team travel a lot and so its not uncommon that we’ll be on opposite sides of the globe trying to tee up a good time for work meetings. When ones awake, the other is asleep, and vice versa. Other people wake up with texts from our lovers, I wake up to Salty-related messages from Erika and Marie-Christine! It’s seriously can be an around-the-clock job sometimes, because all our clocks are different. But, honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Ninja super skill people don’t know you possess ?
I make stuff disappear. Literally. “My biggest weakness is that I lose my purse a lot… but my biggest strength is I always get it back.” – Ilana Glazer, Broad City.
Favorite place in the world ?
Anywhere I can write and surf and not be judged for wearing the same t-shirt three days in a row. Right now home is El Zonte, El Salvador, and my home country Australia is pretty bomb, too.
What gets you the most excited in life ?
The idea that we can work with the universe to create our own reality. It’s so crazy. One year ago my life was totally different to how it is now. I felt stuck and not aligned with my job, my university or my city. And then I started asking the universe for help. Yes, I also had to work hard, but it’s like once I asked for what I wanted, the train really started moving and for the first time in my life I felt like it was on the right track- I was working towards the life I really wanted. Everything fell into place, slowly but all at once, at the same time. I’m excited that I can leap and trust in a way I never thought possible. Once you start to notice how many synchronicities and coincidences and crossed paths happen in your daily life to elevate you, awaken you, and provide an opportunity for connection and growth, you can’t unsee it.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done ?
I liked attention a lot as a kid and would do all sorts of crazy things to get it. I remember one time I gathered the entire ninth grade cohort at school to watch me swallow a live worm at lunchtime. God knows why. More recently the craziest thing i’ve ever done is doing the whole ‘sell your car, give up your apartment, quit your job’ thing, which I did in early 2016. I booked a one way ticket to Central America and have been a digital nomad ever since. That was pretty crazy. But as usually happens, it all works out, even if its not in the way you intended.