Demi Lovato Wants To Win A Grammy, An Oscar And To Inspire Young Girls
April 30th, 2014 6:03pm EDT
Demi Lovato has opened up about her past battles and explains how she keeps her life from derailing once again in a new interview with the Summer 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas.
The singer, who turned 21 last August, told Cosmo that she has a new outlook on her life since that stint in rehab in late 2010.
"I was used to drinking and doing drugs on my birthday," she reveals. "I always imagined my 21st being a huge party where I’d get sh*t-faced and go crazy. But I realized that there’s so much more to life than that.
"Imagine walking 10 miles a day just to get water for your family? We have so much to be grateful for."
Now that she's embraced her new lease on life, Demi, named the magazine's "Fun, Fearless Latina of the Year" in the issue, says she's working hard to keep her bipolar disorder in check.
"It's a daily thing. I treat it with medication. Not everybody does that, but for me it works," she says. "That's what works for me - medicating, checking in with people, being honest, and being grateful for things."
Lovato also says that she had no role models when she was younger and that she wants to be that inspiration for young girls.
"When I was younger, I needed someone in the spotlight to idolize, who stood for positivity and light and happiness, and wanted to change the world," she tells the magazine. "And because I didn't have that, I realized, I want to do that, if only for my 12-year-old little sister."
"I'm very proud of how far I've come," she adds about her career, "but I definitely want to win a Grammy one day, and I dream of winning an Oscar.
"I want to continue to tour and build my fan base and make music that will last for decades."
The Summer 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas hits newsstands May 6.
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