For fun: How do you visualize the calendar year in your mind?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do you visualize the calendar year in your mind?
    In a circle/oval shape - the months fall along the circle/oval going clockwise. : (8 votes)
    10 %
    In a circle/oval shape - the months fall along the circle/oval going counterclockwise. : (9 votes)
    11 %
    In a line - the months fall along a horizontal line. : (41 votes)
    49 %
    In a line - the months fall along a vertical line. : (15 votes)
    18 %
    Other - please explain! : (11 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    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
    368 posts
    Helper bee

    LOL, this is TOO funny. I am also on the “vertical line” calendar.

    Post # 6
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    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
    4023 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    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
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    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
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
    525 posts
    Busy bee

    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
    11824 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • 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
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    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:

    January   December

    February November

    March      October

    April        September

    May        August

    June        July


    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
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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:

    January July

    February August

    March September

    April October

    May November

    June December

    Fun question!!

    Post # 16
    2000 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    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!

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