What is it about an object or experience that makes it memorable and why is it that our brains sometimes store seemingly random events? Since our identities are in many respects a product of our memory, this randomness provocatively hints at a lack of choice in what we store in memory and how we interpret our experiences. Using mixed media collage and artist books, I explore the randomness of the experiences I remember in the context of the life I am currently living. The interplay of ambient experience and memory often provides new lenses through which to challenge the way I view these memories and their impact. Moreover, the permanence of these representations illustrates their ephemeral nature as I continue to accrue new experiences which again change my perspective. Reflecting on the results, I benefit from a greater appreciation for the memories that made me who I am and wonder at how these representations impact my relationship to others.