Hi there, I'm Conor Mitchell.
I am 22 years old, a writer, blogger and a student of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. I currently live just outside of my home town of Edinburgh, Scotland.
I spend a large amount of my time writing and editing this blog in which I discuss mostly the lifestyle and philosophy of Minimalism and how we can use it to further improve our life's. I am a constant learner, spending my free time reading, listening to podcasts, and finding way's of providing value to those who find value in my writing. I'm also active in politics at a local level, for the Scottish conservative and unionist party.
My hobbies include meditation, golf, and working on my personal self improvement through exercising and (attempting) to eat as well as possible.
At the age of 20 I had no direction and no drive. I eat badly, never exercised, and had surrounded myself with physical clutter. It all lead to a five month period of deep depression. I consider myself lucky that around this time, I discovered 'The Minimalists', two guy's who ostensibly were living the American dream, but came to realise that what they believed they wanted, wasn't what they wanted. This led them to reevaluating their life, removing everything that was superfluous, and dedicating their life to finding value in their activities, and creating value for others.
This inspired me to follow in 'the Minimalists' footsteps and reevaluate my own life. Since then I have started and currently am, in the second year of university, I have spent two years removing everything from my life that does not bring value or joy (I.e Minimalist) and have found a real passion for writing, that I would like to share with you all.
Just to be clear, I am not anti-consumption (we all need some stuff) I am simply more careful with how I use my resources. As an outcome of this, I tend to not spend much money and own very few possesions, instead I spend my time improving my writing, relationships, and personal development.