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Festive flavour: What would it be like to educate 2019?

By Joanna Kats

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 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

Photo: Katrinitsa

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Comments (18)

  • Lora Frost

    18 December 2018 at 21:24

    What a great perspective on the upcoming year. When you truly look within yourself, you can find what your world may be missing or be in abundance of. I love the questions you posed and will be taking the time to evaluate how I wish my year to be. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Joanna K.

      19 December 2018 at 13:02

      Lora, thank you very much for your kind words… What you have shared resonates with me. Well, I’m certain that you will enjoy the time you take, and that it will be creative and inspiring.

  • Pam

    18 December 2018 at 18:34

    A very thoughtful post. I think the year will bring us exactly what we expect to get out of it. So if we go into it with a somewhat positive frame of mind, we should have a good 2019. I have never heard of the movie but I am going to check it out.

    1. Joanna K.

      19 December 2018 at 12:52

      Ah, thank you Pam… How true what you are sharing. And how vital to have a positive frame of mind – even if it may feel challenging sometimes.

  • Danielle Faith

    18 December 2018 at 06:59

    I strongly believe in Karma. You get back from the world what you put into it. That is why it is so important to remember to be kind to others and have empathy.

    1. Joanna K.

      19 December 2018 at 12:50

      Danielle, I like the way you put it. Looking forward to a new year filled with kindness and empathy.

  • Lindsay Pevny

    18 December 2018 at 05:44

    Sounds like an inspiring movie. I cannot wait to see what 2019 has in store for us. It seems like now that information is so readily available, people are steadily becoming more curious and open minded.

    1. Joanna K.

      19 December 2018 at 12:47

      Ah, that sounds like a positive approach, to be open-minded and to look forward to what the new year has in store for us.

  • Pam

    18 December 2018 at 03:08

    I am both looking forward to and apprehensive about 2019. 2018 hasn’t been the best year but I’m hoping for a fresh new start in 2019.

    1. Joanna K.

      19 December 2018 at 12:45

      Pam, I hope you have the start you are wishing for. I find it amazing, how we people can find inside us what it takes to turn sth not so good into sth inspiring.

  • Danielle

    18 December 2018 at 02:31

    I think that movie sounds amazing and inspirational! I usually take some time at the end of the year and go over what I accomplished, and what I want to challenge myself in the following year.

    1. Joanna K.

      19 December 2018 at 12:40

      Danielle, that sounds like a good plan. A challenge could always turn into a wish; what you wish for 2019!

  • Jen @ Jenron Designs

    8 December 2018 at 19:24

    I have never seen this movie but I love your review of it so I will have to check it out – love the holidays.

    1. Joanna K.

      8 December 2018 at 20:38

      Jen, thank you! I’m certain you will enjoy it. The first time I saw it was during the festive season. Happy holidays!

  • Tracy @ Cleland Clan

    5 December 2018 at 16:48

    I always look forward to a new year. There’s just something about new beginnings and clean slates. It’s a time for dreams and hard work – you have to envision what you want and work towards that goal to achieve it.

    1. Joanna K.

      6 December 2018 at 10:58

      How positive this sounds! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. True, we have to envision what we want first. Then, we’ll know how to work towards fulfilling goals… A very creative 2019!

  • Victoria

    4 December 2018 at 22:16

    I have never seen that movie before. Thank you for sharing it and your thoughts on education in 2019. I wish to share my challenges and Joys with someone special.

    1. Joanna K.

      4 December 2018 at 22:50

      Victoria, you are welcome. I’m certain you’ll find your own way, to make your wish come true in 2019!

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