Pop singer Mariah Carey wants to have a "balanced" life, which gives her the opportunity to make great music as well as lead a "normal" family life away from the glamour celeb world.
The New Straits Times Online quoted her as saying: "I hope to be able to do both. It''s a difficult balancing act." The 39-year-old songbird was addressing a press conference to promote her latest album Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel.
Speaking about her plans for her personal life, Carey, who walked down the aisle with Nick Cannon over a year ago, said: "I will definitely take time off. I really have to make time to raise a family because I don''t believe in doing that half-heartedly. At the same time, I still want to make music when I want to." Carey, who delivered a string of flops before winning over the critics by her performance in Lee Daniel’s Precious, is looking forward to a serious acting career.
She said:" This is what I love doing -- writing music, making songs and performing. "This is who I am. And now I have this movie that I''m excited about." Carey is currently on a worldwide tour to promote her album Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel. Her next stop is Japan.