Then you’re ahead of me, age-wise, Satti. 😋
I’m far too young to have lost whole chunks of my life, this isn’t age-related but trauma-related I’m afraid. However, it sometimes makes for hilarious conversations, with other people filling in the blanks and me rediscovering entire bizarre chapters of my personal history.
It truly baffles me what my brain erases and what it chooses to keep — such as anything related to languages — but I’ve come to the conclusion it’s a self-protective mechanism, and I’m grateful for it.
One day — when I can eventually afford to— I’ll enlist the help of a therapist to try and understand all this.
Until then, I just have to accept living with a memory full of holes. That’s fine.