Young couple at sunrise

Welcome to Young Meets Free! 

I hope your stay here is most pleasant.

About Young Meets Free

In broad strokes, this website is dedicated to the search of freedom. I try to help my readers cultivate a wholesome life according to their passions. I share my thoughts on wide-ranging topics such as freedom, creativity, travel, appreciation of beauty and many more. The end goal is always to facilitate and enhance the achievement of personal freedom. This often leads me to philosophy (e.g. what is freedom), psychology, science, sometimes religion. I try to keep distance from empty platitudes and instead prefer to focus on practical advice and empowering ideas.

Besides freedom, as the name “Young Meets Free” suggests, I have a penchant for topics which are actionable and exciting. Youth for me is not about age, but about curiosity, willingness to experiment and play in the real world. Therefore, exercise, fitness and general life experimentation would often be found on the pages of the Young Meets Free. 

Another important publication I provide is my weekly newsletter which combines all of my work in one place. This email often includes additional content and information as well. The newsletter serves as the foundation for the Young Meets Free community. It is the canonical way for communication with my readers. Whenever there is something new on the Young Meets Free horizon (of which there’ll be many!), the weekly newsletter will be the best place to find out.

About Me

My name is Blagovest, but I usually go by Blago. I graduated Oxford in 2017 with a degree in Maths and Computer Science. I have always loved science and maths and those are still a source of great inspiration for me. However, a software engineering career wasn’t enticing for me so I decided to follow another passion I have developed over the years – writing. 

I started writing seriously after my first year in university when I downloaded a journaling app. It was a great way for me to vent out frustrations that had pent up inside. Like many these days, I have gone through my fair share of mental health issues. A high stress environment like Oxford did not help either. In any case, as time passed my mental health and writing both improved and I began to enjoy journaling more and more. I realized I could make people smile and think differently through the power of words. This realization is what ultimately led to Young Meets Free.

Through Young Meets Free, I would like to inspire others to pursue their personal freedom and rekindle their curiosity about the world. I have always entertained the idea of an educational project based around freedom, creativity, curiosity and less feel-good non-sense. So as soon as I had the chance to pursue this goal, I jumped on the opportunity. Little by little I plan to create a resource for everyone who loves the world and wants to recreate it in a new way.

Interesting facts about me:

  • My current goal is to get to live in Buenos Aires for 6 months so I could perfect my Spanish
  • But my original love was Brazil and Portuguese…
  • I think beauty as a value is underrated in modern society
  • I used to play handball
  • I love almonds
  • I can like and listen to people that piss me off for the right reasons
  • And I lament the fact that our modern world cannot do the same. I regret the fact that taking offense is slowly eroding ability to speak with one another honestly and with curiosity.
  • I have traditionally been a cat person, but I stay open minded
  • And in general, I thrive in change
  • I love my readers
  • and I love yoghurt. Take that as you wish, haha 🙂

P.S. You can get a good idea of the underlying sentiment behind the creation of this blog from this post right here. However, as my mission and interests are quite broad, the articles cover a wide array of topics. Feel free to explore 😉


If you want to get in touch: my gmail is youngmeetsfreeofficial. I also try to respond on social media too. Much love!

13 Comments, RSS

  1. windsofchange18 January 4, 2018 @ 4:00 AM

    I love your blog and your about me page . I have a question how does the journaling app work ? I used to have a lot of journals . Could you let me know how that works?

    • blago

      blago January 16, 2018 @ 12:14 AM

      Hey, it was basically like an upgraded notes app. Nothing fancy 🙂

  2. Aiswarya Menon January 8, 2018 @ 8:02 PM

    I’m an engineer who turned happier by writing again! Cheers to that

    • cmapillay January 16, 2018 @ 12:13 AM

      I can relate to that! 🙂 Cheers from here too!

  3. cmapillay January 16, 2018 @ 12:14 AM

    Is there any way i can like your About me page ? 🙂

    • blago

      blago January 16, 2018 @ 12:15 AM

      I’m not sure 🙂 Leaving a kind and thoughtful comment is enough

      • cmapillay January 16, 2018 @ 5:15 AM

        Nevertheless…quite a few things to learn from your blog! I used to blog on blogger but didn’t find it very interactive so recently moved to this one, precisely yesterday. Since then living every moment! Happy blogging.

  4. maryannniemczura January 27, 2018 @ 3:21 PM

    Thanks for a lovely visit.

  5. Laura Bernadette February 7, 2018 @ 5:36 AM

    I really enjoy your mission and your overall taste in writing! Writing is also a huge reprieve for me.

    I too find it so sad that society has turned into a big ball of offense too hurt to pull up our pants and have a nice civilized discussion!

    I too think beauty and excellence are highly underrated. I think appreciation for the beauty (in all its forms) makes for the best possible outlook.

    And I am also a cat person, my cats just have to most incredible personality.

    I lived in Chile and The country is beautiful. Just another destiation to consider for spanish.

    • blago

      blago February 7, 2018 @ 2:17 PM

      I’m very much considering it! The only thing that worries me is the pollution in Santiago. But maybe you’re from elsewhere? I love all of Latin America. In fact, i began this journey with Brazil and Portuguese and I’m only just now discovering the Spanish speaking world 🙂

      • Laura Bernadette February 8, 2018 @ 3:33 AM

        Yeah Santiago polution is hard to handle I suggest going there in the warmer months Nov-March the smog is not nearly as bad. Valparaíso is incredible, one of my personal favorite cities the street art is incredible. The south of chile is exceptional. So beautiful and the people are amazing. I will return to the south of Chile to finish hitch hiking the Carretera Austral. I have never visited Brazil, but it is absolutely on my list when I return to South America. After I finish mastering Spanish I will continue to Portuguese.

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