For some, the city life is fun and exciting. The culture, the constant movement, and the noise of the big city can be so alluring. But Jonna Jinton longed to get away from all of that. Back in 2010, she was a student in her hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden. She was living in a tiny apartment and was trying to figure out what to do with her life between working and studying. Then, she decided to leave it all behind.
She left her apartment, quit school and moved to Grundtjärn, a tiny village with only ten inhabitants, 100 miles away from her hometown, She wanted to get in touch with nature, and live a simpler life.
It wasn’t simple at first. Her house was old, the village was far away from anything. She had to figure out how to live without all the modern comforts the city had to offer. The long cold winters, the isolation and the maintenance of the house made the entire experience much less enchanting than she had imagined it.
But with time, she got used to the different pace of her new life, and finally found in nature what she was missing in the city – inspiration. She started making art and sharing her life with others on social media. Finally, she found her calling.
Today, Jonna is still living in the same remote village and spending her time making art and living a more traditional life. She shares her experiences with over 1 million subscribers on YouTube, and finally feels connected – to nature, and to others.