In its purest form, a GIF (aka Graphics Interchange Format) is just an image file. Unlike other images though, a GIF is usually animated and we think that makes it worth more than 1000 words. These days, animated GIFs are commonly used to express jokes, emotions or ideas by referencing memes or memorable moments from popular TV shows and movies. Given how popular they are, even if you weren't sure what the letters GIF stood for, we think it's safe to say that you have seen plenty of these animated images before. Here are 10 GIFs that perfectly describe making a Will.
“This is Fine”
Ah, a classic. This is what we imagine writing your Will would be like if you didn’t have Willed on your side: illegible scribbles, procrastination and coffee galore. Luckily, writing your Will with Willed is a simple process, so you won’t be dealing with metaphorical flames while you read the fine print and iron out the important details. This is *really* fine. (No really, it is.)
Rihanna’s “So I made it to Harvard”
In 2017, Rihanna was named the Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year and visited the campus to accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony. Here, the famous ‘So I made it to Harvard’ GIF, meme and iconic moment in time was etched into history, and we’ve been Ctrl-V’ing it into group chats ever since. She really did that and we are sure that you will feel the same once you have your own legal Will in place.
Lady Gaga’s Compliment of the Year
While we’re on the pop singer train, allow us to cast our minds to the eloquent words of Lady Gaga in a now-famous Hollywood Reporter interview, when she described American television writer and director Ryan Murphy as “Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference, put it in a blender,... vomit on it, eat it, give birth to it."
If you’re looking for a way to compliment our streamlined Will-writing process and customer service, this fits the bill (and is very accurate, indeed). Thanks, Gaga.
A little bit Alexis
Picture this: it’s 2007, Green Day posters are on your wall and your parents are trying to help you with your maths homework, except this is your idea of an inferno. At Willed, we’re a bunch of lawyers who get that stuffy offices and steep legal fees aren’t really giving, bestie, so instead of being like confused Alexis (overwhelmed while Johnny tries to help but kinda doesn’t know what he’s talking about, either), be more like confident Alexis, who always gets what she wants while having the best goddamn clothes in the entire show. Actually, here’s a cute bonus GIF below. Be a little bit this Alexis.
A bop and a slay.
Roland’s Reality Check
Okay, fine. The writer of this blog loves Schitt’s Creek. So, sue me. (For legal reasons, please don’t.) In all seriousness, we know it can be difficult to start a dialogue about death. Heck, even thinking about death is stressful enough, sometimes. But know that once your legal Will is ticked off, you can relax knowing that your loved ones are looked after if you kick the bucket, pass on, play the great gig in the sky, you name it. (Check out our other euphemisms for death here.
Anyway, this GIF is us getting real with you. We know the process can be uncomfortable for some people, but it really is better for everyone in the long-run. Trust us, we’re the professionals!
Michael Scott’s It’s Britney, B*tch
You’re either listening to our Will-writing playlist on Spotify, or you’ve finished your Will and submitted it to the legal experts (that’ll be us). Whatever stage you’re at, we’ve all got a little Michael Scott in us. Even if it’s just his subpar parallel parking skills. (IYKYK.)
Travis Kelce’s Mantra
Everyone lost their freakin’ minds when Taylor Swift adapted her Karma lyrics to ‘Karma is the guy on the Chief’s comin’ straight home to me’. If you’re not a Chief’s fan, no worries. Tbh, the only thing this writer knows about American football is what I learned in A Cinderella Story with Hilary Duff and that other guy from One Tree Hill.
But know that the Willed team are lovin’ this golden retriever-type dude for our girl Taylor, and his happy-go-lucky attitude. Anything is possible, baby, including writing your legal Will in 15 minutes, flat. Let’s keep this good energy going as we sign on the dotted line. Nice one.
Elle Woods’, “What, like, it’s hard?”
At Willed, we pride ourselves on our simple and quick Will-writing process. So, you’ll be listening to your relatives talk about how boring or stressful their own Will-writing journey was, all the while thinking, “What, like, it’s hard?” yourself. Thank you for your service, Reese Witherspoon.
Call yourself 007. Shaken, not stirred.
So, you’re almost done – you just have a few extra i’s to dot and t’s to cross. Take a break if you need it, head to the fridge and grab yourself a drink à la James Bond. Have it shaken, not stirred, and then find yourself back at the computer for a last hurrah.
Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino
YOU DID IT! You completed your legal Will! You legend, you. While it wasn’t (actually) written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, we’re sure it’s a masterpiece. (But of course, we’ll check it out first and make sure everything’s in order, so stay tuned). Hats off to you. You really did that.
All done? There’s nothing left to do but wait for our approval, so go out and enjoy your life! But, if you’re reading this and you’re yet to get started on your legal Will, the ball’s in your court. Start writing your legal Will today.
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