On this pretty date we would like to share the inspiring life story of Johanna Swartling with our community. Johanna has been a member of the Hub for half a year as she is working with @checheza_learning - a platform that provides educational material to children in need (check our post of Katarina Stensson to learn more!). Growing up, music has always been her biggest passion: she studied music in highschool, played various instruments, basically her whole life revolved around it. Some time later she realized that the pressure that goes along with a musical career is not quite her cup of tea… and booked a flight to China!⠀
Subsequently, after learning mandarin for a year, she decided to start studying engineering, which led her to another far-away country: Brazil, for 14 months on exchange.
Although Johanna enjoyed the structure and logic behind her subject and the job she was working in at that time, she felt like she was missing making music and being involved in more social activities.⠀
This realization led her to back studying music and engaging in different social projects. In the end, she met Katarina, founder of Checheza and got involved in her business where she can now combine her engineering knowledge with the drive to make the world a more equal place. As Johanna says, the Hub taught her to be more open and talkative: “I love the community thinking in this place. For example, just a day after I signed up for my membership, a woman from Denmark who was doing something similar that us contacted me because she saw my profile on the membership page. Being in touch with her and sharing experiences made me realize how important spaces like these are. Spaces that give people the possibility to connect and make this world a better place. TOGETHER.”⠀
We think that Johanna’s story shows that you don’t always have to go straight from A to B to succeed in a happy and purposeful life. If you’d like to join our global network, check out our bio!
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