Ariana opens up about her biggest lesson and toughest experience

By admin
30 September 2014

The 21-year old singer has been one of the year’s breakout stars. Check out what she has to say in the September 2014 issue of Seventeen magazine


On the biggest lesson she’s learned: “Being okay with not having the answers to everything. I feel like for the first time in my life I’m really okay. I used to freak out about everything all the time. I used to be, like, ‘Oh my god, somebody said this!’ Everything used to be such a big deal! But now I feel I can handle everything that comes my way with a calm energy.”

On the toughest thing she’s dealt with: “Falling out of touch with my dad. It’s private, but it happened last year. It took me so long to be okay with it. The thing that got me there was embracing the fact that I am made up of half my dad, and a lot of my traits come from him. So much of me comes from my father, and for so long I didn’t like that about myself. I had to accept that it’s okay not to get along with somebody and still love them.”

On getting over her insecurities: “I focus on what’s important. My grandpa is sick, so I focus on him every day. I’m having the biggest song of my career so far and all I can think about is my grandpa because that’s what’s important to me.” – This interview took place before Ariana’s grandfather died in July.

-Edna Isaacs


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