Monash Uni Student Theatre : A journey exploring our place in the world
Last week I attended a Monash Uni Student Theatre (MUST) production: Reformations and Remedies for Those Who Live in Cities. This was recommended by an Australian friend who is involved in the society as a sound designer.
I loved being able to attend productions taking place at the Warwick Arts Centre with such close proximity, so this is definitely something that I wanted to continue doing here. Whilst the Monash Arts Centre isn’t as big, the society holds regular productions so there is so much to get involved in if this is your thing!
This particular production was focused on human connections. It encompassed a walk through a journey of different acts exploring our place in the world.
This brings me to a topic that I have been avoiding discussing since I have arrived: homesickness!
Watching this, just over two months into my year abroad brought a lot of emotions! It focused on family and friends relations which I am really appreciative of. I definitely wouldn’t be here in Australia if it wasn’t for the support of my parents and sister, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Do take a moment to call your family every now and then, or even send a postcard – I am sure they will appreciate the thought!
Personally, homesickness hasn’t affected me (yet at least) and probably why I haven’t written about the topic – I have been so occupied by other things that I have barely had the chance to miss home! This is something that I want to emphasise because whilst I knew I would try my best and eventually be okay, I didn’t dismiss the idea of struggling with being so far away, at least in the beginning. Whilst it is okay to not be okay, I do want to stress that it won’t be as bad as you think! Don’t let the thought of homesickness stop you from applying because I promise you, even though it has only been two months, I can already see this being a decision that I will never regret!
This is a photo taken from the show *sent from Mudit as I was too occupied to take one*, there was a room with different boards designed by some of the crew members, containing a selection of their personal memories in the form of photos, letters or even drawings. This was my favourite part of the show where it really hit home just how incredible the opportunity to study abroad is – I am creating memories which will I am sure will last forever!
Shanita 🙂 xo