How relatable are the struggles of a Disney Princess? Answer: way too relatable, especially if you’re living that hashtag broke uni student life. While we’re all waiting for that Disney glow-up, here are the 10 signs you literally are a Disney Princess, trapped inside of a struggling uni student.
1. You’re Broke AF
Do you scrape the bottom of your bag for a 60c softserve from Macca’s? Is a goon box of Fruity Lexia wine your idea of splurging? Do you chuck all your tertiary costs on your HECS- and SA-HELP debt?
She’s been reading the same five books for years, à la the ways in which English Majors read only the same five books over their degree’s course. Why spend money on more books, when the SparkNotes summary that served us so well in high school is still right there?
2. You Would Totally Sneak Out For A Party
Yes, Cindy, we get you! You’ve been scrubbing floors for years, and you desperately need to get hammered while dressed in an extra af ballgown.
Uni students know – after months of hard study for assignments that never end, exams that arrive much to fast, we all need a little Disney Princess R&R with some Gossips in hand.
3. Constant Cleaning
Listen – I’ve lived with 36 housemates, 12 housemates, 4 housemates, and just one other in all my four respective years of uni. The one constant is the cleaning. But cleaning what?
Cleaning up after your ugly stepsisters (aka lovely housemates), duh!
It doesn’t matter how much you like or dislike them – mess comes with the territory of living with other people. And if you’re the one who doesn’t like living in trash, then you’re going to be the Cinderella of the group.
4. Wicked Stepmothers, Wicked Lecturers
So you had dreams of going on that pub crawl next Tuesday? Na-uh, says your wicked lecturer, dumping a stack of work into your lap. All of a sudden, you can go from having no work, to having four assignments, eight quizzes, and two group projects due.
Feels like the wicked stepmother just dumped a whole heap of chores on your Disney Princess ass the night before the ball.
5. Personal Grooming Is A No
Ain’t nobody got time to cut and colour their hair! Ain’t nobody got money for it, either!
When you’re at uni, there is a very strong temptation to just let your hair grow, and grow, and grow. There are bad balayage dyes that stay there, glitter from nights-out past and present, and the odd at-home haircut.
It’s Disney Princess Rapunzel-chic, ladies!
6. You Can’t Have Pets, But You Can Have Pests
Okay, this might be a rural uni problem. But for the sake of it, it’s going in this list.
All good Disney Princesses know that in order to convey your goodness, you need to have a natural bond with animals. But for the princesses who live on res, pets are a no go – it doesn’t mean that animals won’t find you though.
Whether it be an email blast about a brown snake hanging around campus, a magpie that flies in and gets lost in your res building, or a lizard baking outside your front door – animals are just drawn to you!
7. You (The Outdoor Ed Student) Never Wear Shoes
Cinderella loses her heels; Moana, Rapunzel, and Pocahontas are barefoot, and Ariel has a tail.
Do you also like running the hidden pine trails of the forest? Hearing the wolf cry to the blue corn moon?
Shoes are for special occassions – such as meeting Prince Charming at the local university bar – and the every-day Disney Princess tends to be a little more free-spirited.
8. You Break Out Into Spontaneous Song
Are you ever washing dishes, doing an assignment, or on your way to class, and you feel an urge to burst out singing? Are karaoke nights your life? Is the Disney Princess in you bursting out the moment anyone starts blasting tunes?
9. Sleep, Sleep And More Sleep
Are you Snow White, or are you Rapunzel? Who cares, so long as you get that long, much-needed nap!
10. You’re Ready To Get Down To Business
To defeat – that diploma. From 8am classes, to the long walks between your lecture room changes, and the constant barrage of assignments, uni is an uphill battle.
But, waiting at the end of the quest, is a charming degree and your own Disney Princess gown in form of graduation cap and robes! Bow down, b*tches!