In the crowded, online travelsphere of blue waters and exotic locations, Kat Gaskin quickly caught my attention. Starting The Ex Oh as a means to celebrate and inspire creativity, Kat is an ideal representation of someone living their dreams to their truest potential, all whilst spreading sunshine and good vibes along the way.
Imagine a life not bound by a 9-to-5, one filled with magical sunsets and the freedom to call the beach your office. That's precisely the life of Kat Gaskin, or should I say the life she created for herself.
Graduating from University her "big dream" was landing a full-time job in the city, a dream many young grads share. As it turns out that dream quickly lost its sparkle as "the daily commute, walking in cattle herds to colourless cubicles" left Kat itching for something more. More creative, more inspiring, more colourful, more Kat!
"The driving force behind creating my brand was the desire for complete freedom. I wanted to make myself available to endless opportunity and pave my own path."
And so Kat sat in that colourless cubicle and she made a plan - A plan to save money, quit her job and become a freelance graphic designer. That plan led her to launch Salty Pineapple in 2012. Fast forward to 2017, Kat Gaskin has a loyal following of 50.6K on Instagram, has created The Content Planner (the 1st physical planner for social & blog content), and lives a creative life by the beach ALL while planning destination blogger retreats, inspiring young women AND of course being a pineapple! I'm fully aware that last sentence is a run-on but I guess that's what happens when you're trying to sum up a #BossBabe.
What attracted me to Kat was her story, her authenticity and her genuine want to help and inspire other females far and wide. She's created a beautiful life for herself and isn't afraid to share her secrets and tips so others can explore their true potential. In the booming world of social media there's that's left unsaid, however with Kat there are literally no boundaries. Want to know how she filtered a photo? What camera she uses? How she gains followers?...simply ASK. Sharing all this information, I wondered, isn't she afraid someone might try to emulate her style? I found the answer when I asked Kat her role models ...
"Me, myself and I. As much as I admire and applaud my fellow #bossbabes for all their incredible successes, I have to stay focused on unlocking my own greatest potential as opposed to emulating someone else’s journey. I prefer to look inward for inspiration and motivation rather than relying on the outside world to give me what I already know I have within me."
Kat inspires young women to be themselves, to look for inspiration within and create a "personal brand" true to who they are. In everything she says and does it's evident she believes there's enough space and creativity to go around for everyone - a true #BossBabe quality.
This freelance designer, traveling content creator and professional beach bum has stolen my heart in the hopes of diving into my wildest dreams. I am certain she will be a ray of sunshine in your everyday life (if she isn't already) after you read her full, raw bio and check out the links in her full profile below!
BE A PINEAPPLE: STAND TALL, WEAR A CROWN AND BE SWEET ON THE INSIDE - KAT GASKIN
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