So, I have calendar in my head. We all sort of do. But some of you may not actually visualize it. I thought every one had a version of what I had in my head. But after asking several of you...you don't. Bummer. I realized this oddity one day when my mom and my aunts (her sisters) we talking about this. They all have a calendar in their head too. Is the suspense killing you to know what the heck I am talking about? :) When someone asks me, "What are you doing next Tuesday?" I go to this place in mind. It's a floating circular walking path. The path resembles the Candy Land game. The days are each their own square (maybe 3 ft by 3 ft). I move a square a day. Sometimes I get more specific. Like if there is a busy day, I see it in hours and walk those. (I have been at Lock-ins with my youth group or school and when I know it's midnight I actually picture myself stepping to the next day. I don't consciously do it otherwise. I am just there the next day). My calendar path is color coded by seasons. There are darker, bolder lines at the end of the weeks and also the end of the year (even though I continue on the same circle each year). January and February are purple I guess kind of like winter. Then as March and April comes it fades into green. The summer (starting to fade in May) is yellow and as fall approaches it is orange and some browns toward November. I stand on this path and walk it each day. I can see the whole thing from where ever I am standing on it. I walk counter clockwise. If you ask me about the fall or someone tells me their babies due date...I look across to my left to see where that would be on my calendar. If they ask about next week I look ahead to that week. When I have events coming up (that I have remembered...that being my biggest problem these days!) that day has "something" there that marks it. More like a feeling than a flag or writing. And when I get busy or am on vacation and don't think about my calendar at large...then I will one day realise I have moved several squares and not known/acknowledged it and genuinely think, "Wow! It's already Friday" or whatever.
Is this the weirdest thing to you?? You probably think this lack of sleep has gone to my head!!! Hahaha. I know this sounds so crazy but it's true. And it's always been this way.(btw...My moms is not as colorful but still odd. Hers are calendar pages but in a funky order/layout in her head. I can't remember my aunts calendars). But I wanted to write this down so that if my kids one day have a calendar in their heads...they will know where it came from. And I would love to know if you have one too!!!