Selena Gomez on Getting Back to Basics


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Source: ELLE

Selena Gomez is redefining success and for her that means getting back to basics and simplifying her lifestyle.


Gomez sat down with Elle magazine for their October issue and revealed she has been selling off many of her possessions in an effort to bring more meaning to her life – and that has meant a move from bustling Los Angeles to Orange County.

“It’s been such a release,” Gomez told the mag. “L.A.’s just gotten really claustrophobic for me. I can’t do any of the things I do here in L.A. It’s just impossible.”

Selena sold her $3.3 million Calabasas estate to French Montana and is also in the process of selling her $3 million Texas mansion and $2.8 million Studio City bungalow.

“I think everything in my life is being majorly downsized, in a very good way,” Gomez revealed. “I’m going back to simplicity. That’s always who I’ve been.”

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Alright. Speaking from my heart for over an hour to someone who puts those thoughts into paid words can be hard for me. The older I get the more I want my voice to be mine. This is all apart of my work within an industry that’s been around longer than all of us have been. The purpose of my interview was three fold. My work with A21, my new collection with Coach, and some new music. As I’m aware there will always be interests in one’s personal life because that’s the pace of our ‘social’ generation. I’m grateful for my position and I will always find ways to make my job more about others and giving back— all while having the best time with my music, fashion, film and my love for learning about the world that I’m eager to tap into more and more. Church is a name for something far more personal. There’s always agenda seeking information on such a subject and I understand why. Rarely do I mention church (and I didn’t) , but I’ll always feel comfortable talking about my values and beliefs. I respect that from everyone and anyone. I understand that reporters are working to grab the attention of a reader, however I will always work to ensure that what is public represents my truth. I’m a bit bummed but rarely surprised. Y’all know me and my heart. I can’t help it. So I’ll post some of MY photos from the collection and work with A21. My heart. And maybe edit my actual lyrics as you will all hear it soon 😊 I love you guys to the moon and back. For more information on the work I do with A21 please, please visit link in my bio. So much more on that soon!

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For Gomez seeking more meaning to her life also means volunteering at a non-profit she is passionate about. Since March she has been spending five days a week working at A21, a global anti-human trafficking nonprofit.

Gomez – the most followed person on Instagram – also revealed she has taken a much needed break from the internet, telling Elle, “I haven’t been on the internet in months. I don’t have my password for Instagram. I have no apps on my phone, no photo editing apps…it’s about making a conscious effort – if I have a moment to be with my friends, I’ll take that time. So I don’t have any of it. I had to make that decision.” She now only updates Instagram from a friend’s phone who has access to her account.

“Right now I feel very sure of where I am,” Gomez revealed. “I don’t feel erratic, or emotionally unstable. Or like I can’t handle my emotions, like I used to. It’s kind of understanding myself a little more. By all means I don’t have myself figured out. But it feels good.”


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