Heartbreak is brilliant for creativity, and the singer Kelly Clarkson has made millions from it. But now she’s got writers block. She told People magazine her happy relationship means she’s just not as inspired as she used to be. The same goes for Adele. “21”, the biggest selling album of the 21st century, was written after her terrible break up. What’s her third album going to look like now she’s apparently engaged? Can you imagine “Someone Like You,” but with lots of hand clapping and videos of Adele running through fields of corn, smiling to herself? Who’s going to buy that crap? Being in a relationship is the best thing in the world, but can it make you a bit boring? I’m going to try and cast a critical eye over my recent life choices and behaviors so see if my relationship is making me dull. Bed OR bar stool: Yip, my bad to all the local bars at my college. I just don’t want to totter on top of a bar stool, or more likely, fall off the side of it, having taken my seventh vodka shot. Bar stools suck, especially when you’ve got a bed at home and someone whose more than willing to have sex with you in it. Doing stuff OR lying around: Shit, I just love lying around. If I’m lying around on my own I get the odd pang of FOMO (fear of missing out). Not when I’ve got company! Now I’m actually doing something, like putting my arm around someone or giving them a hug. That’s doing stuff, right? Seeing everyone including a few people you kind of hate OR staying in: Fuck, I’m boring. Sure I love going out and seeing all my friends but if I know some idiots are going to be there I’d rather just avoid life to be honest. Plus I’m missing out on valuable Project Runway Re-runs if I venture out at night. Thinking deep thoughts OR telling someone you love them: Time spent pondering the meaning of life has been shown the door. I never compromise my school work for my relationship but I’d rather spoon than do my homework. I don’t think I’m being unreasonable. Frowning OR smiling: This is the Adele issue. Us Brits love to frown, but now I find myself sitting smiling all the time. Its awkward, and it looks like I have social cueing issues. Now don’t get me wrong. I’m more than happy to do all the stuff I did when I was single. I think it's important to have a balance. But I prefer the relationship crap, which puts me at risk of others branding me as a boring fuck. Do you think love makes you boring? How do you keep the balance? What do you prefer to do now you’re in a relationship?
Mar 03, 2021 • All ages