Tina is hands down my favorite character on the hit television show Bob’s Burgers. Her sense of humor and the ability for her to be so down-to-earth makes her so relatable. Being a college student can be really stressful; balancing your social life, with your grades, your weight, and your sleep is all a lot to do by yourself. I’ve come up with a list of times where she perfectly captured the life of a college student.
1. Having so much work to do, but never enough time.
In college you have so much time, but also not enough. It’s weird, and it probably doesn’t make sense to you unless you are a college student. Balancing your school work can be really difficult. There is always so much going on at once. You can no longer BS your way through assignments, and if you fall behind on your reading no one is there to hold your hand and wait for you, you are all by yourself. One professor gives you about 60 pages to read and take notes on by tomorrow. You have an oral presentation for your writing class and a ten-page history essay due tomorrow that you haven’t even started.
2. Meeting new guys.
You meet a ton of different people when in college, especially here in Boston where there are many universities within a few miles from one another. It can be scary, but also very rewarding when you meet the right person.
3. Trying to get into a party.
Girls tend to have it on the easier side when trying to get into parties. If you want to fill up your weekend with excitement, this is one way to do it.
4. The dining hall food.
When you ate something from the dining hall that you don’t normally eat and there aren’t any bathrooms close by, I bet you miss your mom’s home-cooked meals. The dining hall food can get boring after a while and it is nothing compared to what your mom can make.
5. When everything is going wrong but you have to remain calm.
You don’t remember the last time you slept in your bed. You are running on caffeine and three hours of sleep. Your fingers hurt from typing up that ten-page paper due tomorrow. Your eyes are closing by themselves, but you have to stay up a few more hours to study for your calc exam. Convincing yourself that everything will turn out alright is the only way you’re keeping yourself sane.
6. When you have to give a presentation in class.
You have to give a presentation in front of the class that you honestly know nothing about. You don’t want your nerves to get the best of you because this presentation is worth thirty percent of your grade. Public speaking has never been my strong suit, but an important part of college is getting yourself out of your comfort zone.
If you are a struggling college student, maybe you can laugh at these moments you share with Tina. College has its challenges, and it is important to find ways to cope with all the stress that it brings. Tina Belcher always finds a way to make me laugh, even at the most difficult times.