Katy Perry is one of the biggest Hollywood stars with a Twitter account that has the most followers of any twitter in the world. From the looks of it Katy Perry has it all; she’s sold millions of albums, currently on a global tour, and is now a judge on American Idol. However, Katy is focusing on building a balance between her personal life and career.
“A lot of my early twenties were really intense, really extreme, and somewhat unconscious,” the “Roar” singer told Glamour magazine. “It was all career focused, which was great, but once you touch the ceiling so many times, it’s like, ‘Oh yeah, I did that. I touched the ceiling.’ Now I want to touch the stars, which has to do with the heart.”
Katy says to prepare for having a family of her own she needs a little bit more “soul surgery.”
“I want to grow into becoming an adult,” she told the magazine. “I’m preparing myself for having a family of my own someday. And that’s the thing: I want to do a little bit more soul surgery before I have a family of my own so that I don’t transfer any of those lingering feelings. I’m about to go heavy into that emotional process, and I’m nervous, but I don’t think I have a choice anymore.”
The rough years — 2015 and the end of 2016 was the first time the singer says she didn’t get her way “You can’t always be sitting perched on top of the mountain.”
“You know, I had a lot of expectations at the end of 2015 and the end of 2016 that weren’t met,” she said. “That was the first time, in a long time, that I didn’t get my way. I think it was the universe’s way of testing me, of saying, ‘We’re going to see if you really do love yourself.’ That was challenging for me, because I didn’t realize how much I relied on the outside validation. I thought that I didn’t, but once you get kicked down the mountain a little bit, you realize that the weather really is better at the top. It’s been really necessary for me to go through that. [And I’ve learned that] people don’t relate to someone who is perfect or always winning anyway. You can’t always be sitting perched on top of the mountain.”
Perry says killing her ego is what’s necessary for her career.
“This last year has been about killing my ego, which has been really necessary for my career,” she said. “But for my personal life, it doesn’t work that way. If I want to have that true balance, I have to step into being Katheryn Hudson.”
Her best music were motivational pep talks to herself saying “Come on. We can do this. One foot in front of the other.” Music is a way for her to “bring a bit of joy back into people’s lives.”
I would say that all of my best songs, or what I think are some of my better songs—“By the Grace of God,” “Roar,” “Firework”—are basically motivational pep talks to myself. They’re my soul speaking to me, saying, “Come on. We can do this. One foot in front of the other.” I also take the time to connect with the people who listen to my music. I read their letters or I’ll meet someone who will say something like, “I stopped cutting myself two years ago because of this song,” and I’ll be like, Oh, right! That’s why I wrote that song. I wrote that song so that it could bring a bit of joy back into people’s lives.
Read the full interview over at Glamour.com.