I found a whole bunch of guidebooks, maps and boarding passes from various cities I’d visited over the past several years floating around my room, in bookshelves, in the closet, under my bed. Don’t ask.
I had kept them as mementos of my travels but I’ve found I’ve rarely (or never) looked at them once my trips ended.
So, I put them all in the recycling bin. Now, I realize I may end up regretting this in the future. Case in point, I had forgotten that I ever even visited Regina and I only remembered once I saw the map that I’d kept from that trip in 2000.
However, I think that perhaps I don’t need to remember every thing I ever did in my life. I think if a trip was eventful or important enough I’d remember it.
Besides, I need to keep some room in my brain for living in the present.