Instead she slowly climbed her way into the light, focusing less on commercial success and fan reception and more on the type of stuff that fills her soul.
“I’ve come to learn, after 10 years of success in the spotlight, that being happy is something you have to work for every single day,” Perry told Glamour in 2018. “Even if you have money or houses or status or fame—and all of that stuff is great for a moment—if you don’t have happiness charging the train, you’re gonna derail.
A lot of my early twenties were really intense, really extreme, and somewhat unconscious. 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.”
Around the time of her January 2018 healing retreat at the Hoffman Institute, she reunited with Bloom for good and they began plotting out their future, including their newest little bud. Engaged on Valentine’s Day 2019, “We were both ready,” Perry told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe in August 2020 of making plans to have a baby. “It was no mistake.”