"Where on Earth am I?"
-John Carter Of Mars
Don't worry about memory. Do record names, dates, and events when interacting with or for government folk.
Some people really worry about memory when they get older. Memory is like a muscle. If we don't use it, we believe it deteriorates (gets worse). But, God exists.
God made our common (unconscious) mind--we all share that one. Then that Mind made our minds (fractals, splintered, mirrored, scaled frequency of orders) and our minds make our bodies inside time (to learn to better remember to better relate to each other as being of one kind). But, since our mind exists outside time, it is eternal.
That's why memory can bridge points in time... minds use memory. But sometimes Mind causes us to momentarily forget. That's how the timing of life works. Like, when we forget our keys at home and we have to go back. Maybe, if we didn't forget, we would be in an accident (that needn't be).
Accidents only help us learn forgiveness. They happen as the result of unconscious conflicting desires that are so powerful they become expressed physically to remind us of nothing more than the pain of letting go, to awaken back into the state of natural forgivingness. If we already forgive, then we don't worry about memory and our times become more synchronous (we live more real-time, naturally, act-ually).
I want to remember.
So I can be myself, be who I was.
"It is each man's quest to find out who he truly is, but the answer to that lies in the present, not in the past. As it is for all of us."
But the past tells us who we've become.
"The past is a construct of the mind. It blinds us. It fools us into believing it. But the heart wants to live in the present. Look there. You'll find your answer."