I wish I could say this was the full collection, but I'd be lying. 

I don't exactly remember why this became my souvenir of choice; likely because anything larger wouldn't have made it home under my mother's watchful, decluttering eye. I have left every trip taken, concert attended, and event participated in with a small token to remember it by and now have shoeboxes (yes, plural) full of tiny treasures that remind me of the past. Not all of the keychains are my own memories though, instead some hold the stories of friends and family who've returned from a trip and shared part of their experience with me. Regardless of where they came from each addition to my collection is invaluable.