While some believe that today’s date signifies the end of the world, many view a repetitive date like December 12, 2012—12/12/12—as good luck. Wednesday is not normally a popular day for weddings, but today you’ll be hearing wedding bells everywhere. As one bride explained, “I figured my husband would never forget our anniversary.”
I’m shamelessly jumping on the bandwagon to propose that 12/12/12 is the perfect day to begin writing a memoir. You’ll easily track how long it’s taking you, and you’ll begin a new year with a long-desired project already underway so there will be no need to put it on your resolutions list for a change. It’s so close to the holidays that—let’s be honest—you’re not getting much work done anyway. You might as well turn your energies toward outlining your memoir chapters or writing up your first anecdote.
One website that addresses this mystical date challenges us to begin something big on this day: “What new seed you plant, and in what soil, is now up to you. What seeds will you plant at the gateway to flourish on your new fertile soil as you walk into the threshold of your new world? Be in a place that you feel is, or will be, a gateway place for you on December 12. The gateway for you may be to face a fear, or it may be a place that encourages you to come into a new power. It may be a place that you feel you can reconcile and bring new truth to the past. Perhaps it is a place that needs transformation and you will go to aid in that for the location, and for your soul.” Sounds like the perfect day to sit down and start your memoir, doesn’t it?