Festive flavour: What would it be like to educate 2019?
This thought crossed my mind when I decided to watch again, some months ago, “Educating Rita” – the movie. At that time, I wondered what it would be like to educate 2019, and any year, by showing them how we wish the year just around the corner, to be. As I am getting ready to explore the online world, I wish to share it with you.
I enjoy watching “Educating Rita” – the movie (based on the play by Willy Russell). It is about Rita, a young woman who longs for more meaning in life. She decides to return to education. She faces difficulties, has no support, yet she knows what she wants and perseveres. In the end, it is Rita who educates her teacher by helping him to understand what he wants in life.
As I was watching the movie, indulging in coffee, I started wondering how 2019 could understand what we want in life and in the daily routine.
If, if we were to see 2019 as a new friend we have just made, what would we tell them about ourselves? In other words, how would we like this friend to see us?
One question, many choices and some steps to follow to find the answer we are looking for:
- Think how we introduce ourselves to those around us and understand which traits make us feel unique. Are we intelligent and thoughtless? Are we full of energy and indecision?
- Think what we wish to achieve this year and thus the end result to be. Is it a product we intend to obtain? Is it a feeling we wish to experience?
- We can let go of past hurt and anger. We can show our kids how to do it. Read Teaching kids about forgiveness
- We are not alone in life. Think who we wish our supporters to be. Who do we wish to share with the challenges and joy of 2019?
Understandably, there is a concern whether this friend of ours could support us. Time will tell.
Have a creative week!
A blogger friend, Joanna