“If you’re travelin’ in the north country fair...”
Hei! My name is Tiina and originally I come from the North Country, also known as Finnish Lapland. Therefore, I call myself Girl From The North Country. (I like the song too.)
And as long as I can remember, I have loved adventures and good stories. Creating, traveling, reading and writing. Simply, getting the most of this precious little life I have been gifted with.
The first 18 years of my life I
survived thrived above the Arctic Circle – in the beautiful, wild Finnish Lapland – after which I started to look ( and go on) great adventures and live in other beautiful places on earth.
I studied a bit of art, a lot of marketing and got a real degree (Master of Social Sciences specialising in Tourism Research and Marketing). Also traveled and worked here and there, competed in endurance sports and ran after great opportunities, winning some, losing some. Took photos and wrote about those, for myself and others. Because there’s always a story worth sharing, I believe.
And finally, I found myself in Switzerland – now the most beautiful place for me to live, love and work in.
Eventually, this blog also happened – Girl From The North Country – and Instagram. For creating, inspiring, sharing and reaching out even more intentionally. And a little business – Tiina Kivelä Creative – to help people with my ideas, knowledge and skills.
Click the links in menu for further stories and contact help(at)tiinakivela.com when needed.
Always happy to help and do good