Why start a blog?

For years now I have carried a 3b1 notebook with me to take notes, write down ideas and organise my thoughts. I also have a pretty decent stack of notes on the computer in Evernote.  

Turning these thoughts and ideas into a formal collection of writing has been something I have wanted to do for a while now, but I have been procrastinating, looking for the perfect way to start, waiting for the perfect thing to write about. 

As one of the quotes on my wall says

“Strive for progress, not perfection” 

I just needed to start somewhere. A friend Geoff set this blog up for me and gave me helped me the push I needed to start writing. (Thanks Geoff) 

So this is my blog. It’s not earth-shattering, and maybe there’s nothing new in this at all. But it’s me.

What do I have to offer? I don’t have a university degree. In fact I dropped out of school in my first term of sixth form and went to work at McDonalds full time.

I am a typical New Zealander, a husband, father, son, brother, friend, builder, and businessman.

I am passionate about life, learning to be as effective as possible and making the most of my time here. It took a while to hit me that perhaps this is the exact perspective that I can share. 

I was still looking for the perfect way to start writing, but in the end decided to write as if I am having a conversation with one of my friends.

Each week I am going to look over the notes in my 3B1 and write down one of these typical conversations I would have with my friends and then post it here.

That’s how I decided to start joshfrom.nz