Swedish Student Left Everything Behind to Live Like Her Ancestors

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. 

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2019, I am so grateful that I barely can't find the words. It was the most beautiful year of my life so far. Some kind of shift in energy took place, and I really learned the power of letting go of control, to let universe work for you. . It was a year that brought me a deeper clarity to what I really want to do in life, and let go of all the "what I should do". A feeling of freedom inside of me, that I have not really felt the same way before. . This year I also started meditating for at least 10 minutes every day, and I am so incredible thankful for finally opening up that door. It definitely have a huge part in making this year so beautiful. If I could give you only one advice from my own experiences this year, it would be to take a couple of minutes for yourself every day, to close your eyes, breathe and step into the limitless world inside of you. (If your not already doing that). . This year I also married the love of my life. My soulmate Johan. I feel like we lived a thousands of lifetimes together before. Married or not, I always knew we are inseparable. But I still get tingles in my stomach everytime I get to introduce him for someone as "my husband". It just feels so good. . We also moved to the house of our dreams. An old homestead that I've been dreaming about for many years. A place where my ancestors lived 400 years ago. Its not only a house. Its our home ❤ . So thank you 2019. I will let the gratitude I feel now shape the foundation of 2020. Thank you everyone for sharing this year with me. For all your beautiful comments and engagement. I wish you all the good things in the world. Let this year bring you ease, joy and freedom ❤🙏 Much love and light to all of you! 💛

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