My name is TJ Redlich. I was born and raised in New Jersey, which despite its reputation I still maintain is a great place to live and is given an unjustified bad reputation. I come from a great family despite the problems that we have had over the years. I do not say that with the intent of putting my family down or raising them too high. Instead, to point out that if we are all honest with ourselves we will realize that none of us are perfect.

I have always been regarded as the accident prone member of my family. I have undoubtedly been responsible for many gray hairs and more than enough, what I’m sure felt like, heart attacks. This is probably a big contributing factor to my attitude towards life.

There are a multitude of beliefs you can have towards life and I have developed my own and they seem to serve me well. I intend on sharing those beliefs with this blog and if I can have a positive impact on one person’s life then this blog will be a success in my eyes.

Life is no picnic and at times it feels downright unbearable. However, I have learned that life is better lived with a smile on your face no matter what is happening and that while it may not be apparent during the more difficult times there is a positive reason for everything we experience. The skill is learning to be patient enough to see and understand that reason when it becomes apparent later on in life.