10 Moments Where We Asked, "Why Can't I Be Blake Lively?"

10 Moments Where We Asked, "Why Can't I Be Blake Lively?"

She's everything we want to be and more.

She's beauty, and she's grace... She's Blake Lively. You're lying if you say you aren't in love with Blake. She's everything every girl wants to be: elegant, beautiful, married to a really, really hot guy, famous, humble, graceful, classy, and just incredible. And after almost ten years of obsessing (in a so not-creepy way) over Blake, I decided it was time to reflect on all of the moments that she has had the American female population in awe.

1. Every episode of "Gossip Girl".

As the "It" girl of the Upper East Side, Serena Van der Woodsen stolen our hearts from episode one until the finale. She was stunning and elegant and absolutely perfect, and no matter how many times she made a stupid choice, we still loved her. And no matter how many times she went from Dan, to Nate, to other hot guys, to Dan, to Nate, to more hot guys and then ultimately to Dan (sorry if I spoiled the show for you, but you knew it was gonna happen. also, she deserved better than Dan), she still rocked.

2. When she started her own company, Preserve and also when she gracefully ended it.

Yeah, that's right. Blake started a company solely to help people. And when it started to become something she didn't want it to be, she ended it with class:

"We launched the site before it was ready, and it never caught up to its original mission: It’s not making a difference in people’s lives, whether superficially or in a meaningful way," she told Vogue. "And that’s the whole reason I started this company, not just to fluff myself, like, ‘I’m a celebrity! People will care what I have to say!’ It was so never meant to be that, and that kind of became the crutch."

Alright, Blake. Keep stealing our hearts, it's totally fine.

3. Every magazine cover she's been on.

Yeah, I may or may not have bought that magazine while in the checkout line at Publix.

4. When she makes her usual appearance on the Red Carpet.

Blake manages to stay out of the tabloids, except for when she's a knock out on the Red Carpet. No surprise there, though... right?

5. Oh yeah, and that time she married Ryan Reynolds.

Words can't describe, so I just decided to put two GIFs and leave it at that.

6. ... and then she still looked fabulous with a baby bump.

She manages to still look better than most human beings while pregnant.

7. When we found out she was going to be the star of "The Shallows".

You know you hate scary movies, but you also know you're going to see it anyways.

8. And also, "Age of Adeline"...

It's uncanny how Blake's character, Adeline, seemed to never age, yet neither does Blake... funny, right?

9. Every L'Oreal commercial you've ever seen.

My hair will never look like that, but I'm glad hers does.

10. And lastly, the one we've all been waiting for. The moment we all fell in love with Blake Lively.

"The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" might actually be one of the greatest movies I'll ever see. Not only that, but it's also the starting point of my love of Blake Lively. In her role as Bridget, Blake stole the hearts of the 10-12 year-old female population with her long blonde hair, fit body and killer smile. We wouldn't be where we are today with our "girl crush" for Blake if it wasn't for this film.

So, here's to you, Blake Lively. Your grace, charm and beauty is admirable, your husband is beautiful and your life is awesome. May you never stop leaving us in awe.

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To the guy that shot my brother...


To the guy that shot my brother,

On January 9, 2019 my families entire life changed with one phone call. The phone call that my little brother had been shot in the face, no other details. We didn't need any other details. The woman on the phone who called us in full panic told us where he was so we went, as soon as possible. I don't think it helped that not even 10 min prior I talked to Zach on the phone.. kind of irritated with him, and the ONE TIME I didn't say 'I love you' as we hung up. Could've been the last time we ever spoke.. I remember pulling up to the hospital thinking 'this can't be real' 'it's not our Zach' 'this is just a dream Sarah, WAKE UP' I'd close my eyes really tight just to open them, I was still in the hospital emergency parking lot. I could still hear the ambulance sirens coming. It was all real.

The day our life's changed was definitely a test of faith. A test of how strong we were, as a family. I sat in that waiting room ready to see the damage that has been done to my sweet baby brother. Because at that point we had no idea how lucky he got. That glimpse of seeing Zach will haunt me forever. How helpless I felt in that exact moment frequently wakes me up from these horrific dreams I've been having ever since that day. That is a moment burned into my me and families brain forever.

You always hear about these things in the movies or on the news, a house being shot up, someone shooting another innocent person, not to care if they died on your watch. But we found ourselves on the news.. We have been confined to the hospital since that day. Running on barely any sleep, taking shifts of sleep so we don't make ourselves sick taking care of Zach. Watching him suffer. Undergoing surgeries, to repair the damage you did.

Before I proceed let me tell you a little something about the man you shot.

Zachary Keith Wright. A blonde hair blue eyed boy. Who could potentially be the most annoying human on the planet (possibly coming from his sister). A man who loves his God first, loves his family second. Perfect by no means, but almost perfect to me. A 19 year old who was to graduate high school this month. After graduation he was prepping to leave for Marine boot camp in the summer.. being in the military has been Zach's dream since he could talk. Literally. Running around, playing war with underwear on our heads, and finger guns. Some would say we looked like natural born assassins.. growing up he has been a country boy. Let me tell ya country to the core. He loves this country like he loves his family. He believes in helping people, taking charge in what's right, and never leaving a brother behind. He's lived by that his whole life. Until now....

The day you shot him. The day not only did you change my brothers life, you changed his families life too. The day you almost ripped my brother out of this world... for what? A misunderstanding? Because you've let something take ahold of your life that you can't let go you're willing to kill someone innocent over? Luckily for him, his guardian angels were protecting him in your time of cowardice. There were 3 times that day he should've died, the time you shot him, the time you tried to shoot him again as he stared you directly in the face, (even tho he couldn't talk I know you could read his eyes, and he still intimidated you. That's why you tried to pull the trigger again) and the time he was running out of the house. But he lived. A man who was shot in the face, didn't lay there helpless, didn't scream in agony. That MAN walked to the neighbors to get help. Why? Because he's a MAN, and because he's on this earth for a reason.

It's gonna sound a little strange not only to you, but the audience who is reading this. I must say thank you. Even in this situation, this was the best outcome we could get. He gets to live. He will make a full recovery. He will graduate. And he will go off into the Marines. You united my family together. Closer than ever. Thank you. You tested our faith and brought us closer to our God. Thank you. Because of your moment of weakness, you showed us what prayer could do. Heal anything. Thank you. This was a bump in the road, and a helluva way to kick off our year of 2019. But here we are.. all laying in the hospital. I'm looking around as mom is sleeping in her recliner chair exhasted but still here, Zach his awake playing his xbox all hooked up to machines, fighting to heal and get better. And of course I'm writing this letter to you.

See you in trial,

From the girl whose brother you shot.

'Fight the good fight' - 1 Tim 6:12 🤟🏼💙

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