Is there something you’ve always dreamed about since you were a little boy or girl? For some it was to be a professional athlete or maybe as astronaut. For me, it was all about Britney Spears and her headset. I remember having every album she ever put out as a little girl (including backups just in case they got scratched). I would dance and sing all around the house with my very own headset and I felt like a complete and utter superstar. Although I missed out on the red leather jumpsuit, I really felt like a miniature Britney (I’m sure mom and dad were thrilled).
However, as time went on I outgrew Britney, especially during her meltdown phase, but never the headset. I remember being a teenager watching The Hills in junior high, yes I am unfortunately guilty of reality TV, and Lauren Conrad had just landed an insane internship for an event planning company in Hollywood. She had a huge event that evening with some very important guests attending. The event was total chaos with so many different parts; it was amazing! However, as insane as it was, she always kept her cool. She had her headset and handled herself like a pro. I embraced the chaos I saw on the television screen of planning an event and seeing everyone together in one place enjoying one another, great food, better cocktails with an amazing atmosphere. There was just nothing better in my eyes. It was destiny.
Throughout the next 8 years or so I always made it a priority to be involved somehow, someway with events. Whether that was cleaning tables, setting up decor or just plain running errands I wanted to be involved wherever I could. But there was one thing I could never shake... I still didn’t have my own headset. I remember sitting at the dinner table one evening and telling my mom that one day I was going to wear a headset and channel my inner Britney & Lauren Conrad. So, from then on it became a goal of mine. I was going to have my own headset one day and it was going to be magical.
Now several years later, I can happily say I have been inducted into the headset crew! Several months ago we had an amazing event we had been planning and I remember it so clearly. The cocktail hour had begun and we were reviewing the production schedule to ensure everyone was on the same page. As we were reviewing, our FABULOUS AV guys handed me a headset. For a second I thought, “this must be a mistake, maybe they forgot to give one to Danielle and Melissa.” Then I heard something I will never forget, “Kendall this headset is for you.” (QUE THE BRITNEY SPEARS MUSIC, YOUR GIRL HAD FINALLY MADE IT!!!) To some it may seem silly, it’s just a headset. To me, it was years of hardwork and dedication. It was a dream I had set (get it) and one I refused to give up on.
So if there is anything you take away from this ridiculous blog post, it’s that my passion for wearing that headset has never died. I embrace every single time I get to wear it, as well as every event I get to be a part of. Although, I did not have a Britney Spears red leather onesie nearby that evening, I realized it probably wasn’t appropriate for the classy event we were putting on so my black slacks had to do. But you bet that at the end of my 16 hour day I called my mom to tell her all about my shining moment, and I absolutely cranked Britney Spears in my truck the whole ride home. So remember, earn your headset and celebrate it!
To owning your headset,
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