If I had a pound for every time Clint told me that I need to stop imagining that everything should be like the movies then I would be a very rich woman but with the Christmas romcoms in full swing, I can’t help wondering why? Why can’t life be like it is in the movies?
I know the chances of home swapping your cottage in Surrey with a house in LA that would rival Kim Kardashian’s and as a result meeting the man of your dreams are pretty fucking slim but why can’t we give ourselves the same level of romance or excitement that we see on the big screen?
Many people argue that Hollywood has given us too high expectations of love but why use that as a justification for our lives being dull? Yes, relationships become mundane after a while, but only because we make it that way. We fall into habits and spend our lives in routine whereas we should be looking to movies to break this up and force us to do something spontaneous.
Whether that is sending a bunch of flowers to your girlfriend at work or deciding on a Friday to pop to Paris for the weekend, even the smallest of changes can add a little romance back into a long-term relationship.
I am the first to admit that I have fallen into the trap of thinking that once you have been with someone for a while, there is an excuse for things getting boring but this simply stems from everyone telling me it should be that way. However, I am on a mission to bring some Hollywood sparkle back into my relationship. Life is what you make it and if you want to make it like a fucking movie, then go ahead and make it happen!