We all collect â€œthingsâ€� over the years that become part of who we are as individuals. Quite often these things only have value to their owner and offer interesting perspectives on the individual. Â We asked Troy to share with us his most prized possessions . . .
|Picture of my oldest son Zack and I when he was 4
We've always been close, and this picture sort of captured that, along with his enthusiastic personality. It was taken at a pre-school activity where the kids were making Star cut outs for the 'Super Star' in their life. And it was pretty clear he felt that was me.
|My first Al-anon marble
The principles of that program helped me make sense of things and detach myself from the effects of a family member's alcoholism.
|My recording studio
Can't imagine life now without the ability to write and record music!
|Pinball machine gift from Mark Tremonti
I doubt I'd be playing music at all at this point if it were not for Mark. I had given up on the whole band thing when we first met. But after working with him for a while, he re-inspired me to go for it again. Since then, it's been a long road with a lot of bumps, yet I've had more fun than ever and wouldn't give it up for anything. That pinball machine sort of embodies Mark's enthusiasm. Every time I see it, it reminds me of him and the impact he's had in my life. And it sort of keeps me going sometimes when things don't work out the way I had hoped.