Just over 10 years ago, Jonna Jinton decided to follow her dream.
She grew up in Gothenburg, a major city in Sweden, but when she turned 21 years old she left everything she had and moved 600 miles north, into the deep forests of Sweden.
Now, eight years later, she shares her story and life through videos on social media. Over the years, she has gained an incredible number of fans – Jonna’s simple lifestyle, nature-focused art and personal blogs are inspiring people all over the world.
And some videos from this inspiring young woman gets a little extra attention…
Makes videos about her life
A lot of people dream about leaving everything behind and moving out to the peace and quiet of the countryside – and that’s exactly what Jonna did.
She moved to Grundtjarn, a little village with 10 inhabitants in the North of Sweden, where her grandparents used to live.
Jonna now lives very close to nature and devotes herself to what she really is passionate about — creating art. Every day, she photographs the spectacle and magical moments of Mother Nature – at both day and night-time.
It’s not hard to see where she finds her inspiration.
“Nature, for me, is the most important thing I have. It’s the connection where I get all my inspiration from,” Jonna told the Swedish site Expressen.
The creative 29-year-old produces a variety of videos about life in the north of Sweden — and has earned millions of views on her inspiring and occasionally funny clips. She currently has 1.6 million subscribers on Youtube.
Earlier this fall, Jonna released a new clip. It talks about the Swedish cold during fall and winter. In the video, Jonna says that last year she spent most of the time ill due to the cold, but is sure that this winter will be different.
Step into the ice-cold water
To challenge yourself — one needs to face the Swedish weather. It will make you more powerful, Jonna believes — and regularly takes a bath in a nearby lake.
In the clip, we can see her stepping down into the ice-cold water for the first time. It’s quiet, nice and calm — but when Jonna turns around, it looks like she’s struggling to breathe with the cold water up to her neck.
“I feel a thousand times more alive when walking into ice cold water, and I can feel the blood rushing through my body, doing everything it can to keep me alive. At this moment I am completely present,” says Jonna in the clip.
Check out the beautiful and inspiring video below! I would never dare to do what Jonna does — what an amazing woman! Talk about challenging yourself!