Post # 1
So I was working out some dates at work today and trying to count forwards and backwards from certain months in my mind. I was getting myself confused so I drew out the calendar year with all twelve months to help me figure it out.
As I was writing out my visual representation of the calendar year that I “see” in my mind, it occurred to me that everyone probably has a very different representation of the calendar year in their own minds.
I want to hear about yours! I’m really interested to see how everyone views the calendar in their mind – I bet we’ll see some really differing ideas here.
I drew up a little picture to show how I see the calendar in my mind…I tried to represent it exactly as I see it in my head. From the words being written out in a counterclockwise fashion to the color/size of the words to the spacing between them. The only thing is that the background is not black in my mind…I’m not sure if it has a color…but it had to be black for the other colors to show up.
Post # 3
hahaha so random, but I know what you are talking about! I visualize the months going on a vertical line. Probably has to do with being a teacher and that is how many calendars are set up in classrooms!
Post # 4
I chose in a vertical line, but really I think more in “blocks.” Interesting question! I love talking about visualization stuff. Cool pic, btw.
Post # 5
LOL, this is TOO funny. I am also on the “vertical line” calendar.
Post # 6
I voted “horizontal” but I think I should have clicked other! I split the months on 2 lines. lol This is what mine looks like…
Jan Feb Mar April May June
July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Post # 7
Mostly a vertical line, but kind of in a “c” shape! Jan kitty corner to right and top of Feb and dec kitty corner and to bottom left of nov! Random!
Post # 8
for me it’s a horizontal line and then i put the important dates in a vertical line though…
january february march april may june july august sept oct nov dec
feb 5 (m’s little girl’s bday)
march 16 (mom’s bday)
april 1 (my son’s bday)
Post # 9
mine is a leftover from elementary school – i think one of my teachers must have had individual month calendars lined up on the wall. it looks like this:
sept oct nov dec jan feb march april may june july aug
of course it’s for the academic year! just another thing to mess me up when i’m trying to remember what happened when.
Post # 10
Vertical line! And I tend to “highlight” my birthday month and vacation months, so January – March and September/October are itty bitty while May – August and December are big.
Post # 11
Wow what a creative and cool quesiton!! Mine is similar to yours @Chreee except my oval is kinda more squished, by mine is in an oval and it goes counterclockwise too. So weird that we all can think of the exact same thing in so many different ways 🙂
Post # 12
how funny! I see mine in a counter-clockwise circle with december at the top and june at the bottom…. never thought about it before and NO IDEA why?!
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Awesome nerdy question! Mine is in a horizontal line, going from January through December. Sometimes I picture it in a classroom, maybe my kindergarten classroom? Weird, huh?
Post # 14
Okay this is an awesome question haha. So first I got sad bc I thought I didn’t visualize it in any way and that I was a weirdo bc of that. Then I started counting off the months in my head and realized that for Jan-June my head moves down and July-December my head moves up. So I think I kind of think of it in two verticle lines similar to your oval but more rectangular like:
Although I think that Feb-August is prob more squished than September-January bc I like fall and winter a lot better than spring and summer. 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Hmm… I felt like a loser at first because I couldn’t really picture it, but then I realized that I see it in two columns:
Post # 16
Mine is a 3d smushed oval — like the view you’d have if you were in a track stadium in the bleachers. January is at 3 o’clock with July opposite at 9, and time runs clockwise. 🙂 Fun question!