Today I'm HONORED to share a guest post with you from someone very special. Troy Koubsky is a student in the Tiny Transition and Downsizing course, he was in the very first session over a year ago. Troy immediately stood out in the group as an incredible source of inspiration, motivation, and support. If you were having a bad day or struggling with downsizing, Troy was there to cheer you on and cheer you up. He quickly became a pillar of the vibrant community we have inside the course (Registration is now open for the session beginning on May 3rd! Register here).
Now, a year later, I am just completely in awe of the progress and transition Troy has made as a result of doing the course, setting goals for himself, and participating in the community forum. He keeps track of each item he donates and downsizes, inspiring everyone with his photos of progress. Troy is an incredible example of how living simply really is a lifelong process, he continues to curate and refine his beautiful life.
For the past year and a half Troy has remained an integral part of this community we've built in the course, he is an exemplary person and incredibly appreciated. I hope you enjoy reading Troy's post below.
I'll let Troy take it from here.
No Regrets, by Troy Koubsky
Stuff was controlling me, rather than me being in control of it.
This is part of my story with stuff.
I don’t understand myself sometimes and why I need things. I have struggled with the urge to collect stuff from an early age. There is no root person, and activity I feel has caused it to escalate out of control.
Make no mistake, it did get out of control.
A flood of emotion surely comes when I sit here, contemplate the hows, and whys, specifically my journey with collecting.