Whether you're a kayaking instructor, a famous chef, a creature of the night, or something else altogether, your memories are as critical as your genes in making you the person – or entity – that you are today. Consequently, it would be awful if you were suddenly struck with amnesia – and couldn't remember any of the experiences, people, and beasts that have helped to shape you.
So, authors and characters, I ask you:
What if you suffered a sudden case of amnesia? Would you try to figure out who you were, or would you use the opportunity to refashion your life?