Meet Kelly Clarkson

   For many, meeting a celebrity is a big deal. In our eyes, they really are the characters they play on television; the flawless people they portray in makeup commercials; or the ones who look as though they have it all figured out… they’re perfect.

    I’m aware that no one is perfect, this includes any & all celebrities, but meeting Kelly Clarkson was one of the most important goals on my list.

    It was back in 2002 that Kelly Clarkson first began her American Idol adventure. – Not only did following her adventure & voting for her all the way inspire me to want to become a singer, it also allowed me to really understand that we’re all human. – Suddenly I was good enough.

    While Kelly was competing for her career, I was staring in the middle school talent show, & she was one of the main people helping me grow my wings. So when I discovered her free fan club, I couldn’t resist but join & begin earning points.

    I was disappointed in March when I went to enter the contest to meet her & missed out on the chance, but soon discovered she’d be returning to the Inland Northwest… so I tried again & this time was it. I was going to meet Kelly Clarkson.

    My boyfriend kept reminding me that she’s only human, but I was already aware. The reason why I cried, screamed, & jumped up & down for a month straight was because she is my idol. She is the one person that I would want to meet of any other – & it had nothing to do with her being a celebrity & everything to do with the fact that she’d accomplished her greatest dreams… which are very similar to mine. And while I didn’t ask for advice, I was able to walk in there & tell her just how important her experience was to me… & she was  so real & kind & everything you’d ever imagine your idol to be; a complete inspiration.

    … And in the moments when I’m struggling, I’ll think about all of the times she’s confessed that she had wanted to quit… & I’ll keep moving forward.

    This is a big thanks to Kelly Clarkson for all of the inspiration you’ve given me, & so many others. It’s time that we pursue our dreams with everything we have… & to remember that no one has the power to take our dreams away from us, except ourselves.

Are you willing to go the distance?
    Check out the concert photo gallery HERE.

Amy

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