Beyoncé Says She’s Going To ‘Slow Down’ in Her Career To Spend More Time With Family

Beyoncé started hustling to build her dream career when she was just a kid. Now 39, she is considered one of the best artists in the world, with millions of albums sold and a trove of awards that speak to her talent and creativity.

Reflecting on her journey in an interview published online in October, Beyoncé spoke about how “heavy and hectic” life has been over the years and admitted that she’s at a place where she wants to take a break.

Beyoncé on the red carpet
Beyoncé on the red carpet at an award show in August 2016 in New York City | C Flanigan/FilmMagic

Beyoncé has had a busy life and career

The “Halo” singer has been on the grind ever since she was a young girl living in Houston, Texas. She would find fame and success with the ’90s girl group Destiny’s Child, before launching her solo career in 2003 with Dangerously In Love. That album, which featured songs such as the instrument-heavy “Crazy In Love,” was a big hit, selling over 5 million copies and becoming Beyoncé’s best-selling album.

In the following years, she continued to see success with albums such as B’day (2006), I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008), 4 (2011), and Beyoncé (2013) while simultaneously dabbling in other fields such as fashion and acting.

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As of writing, the critically-acclaimed Lemonade is Beyoncé’s latest solo album, but she has continued to work on music, including on her and Jay-Z’s joint album Everything Is Love (2018) and The Lion King soundtrack The Gift (2019)— all while being a wife and mother to three children: 8-year-old daughter Blue Ivy and 3-year-old twins Sir and Rumi.

Moving forward, Beyoncé wants to take things slower

Speaking to British Vogue for its December 2020 issue, Beyoncé opened up about her life amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and the effects it has had on her. She told the outlet that she’s had lots of quiet time and that the stillness has allowed her to reflect on the things she wants moving forward.

“I truly cherish this time with my family, and my new goal is to slow down and shed stressful things from my life,” she began. “I came into the music industry at 15 years old and grew up with the world watching, and I have put out projects nonstop.”

She continued, “I released Lemonade during the Formation World Tour, gave birth to twins, performed at Coachella, directed ‘Homecoming,’ went on another world tour with Jay, then ‘Black Is King,’ all back to back. It’s been heavy and hectic. I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on building my legacy and representing my culture the best way I know how. Now, I’ve decided to give myself permission to focus on my joy.”

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Beyoncé has seemingly already started to live a more relaxed lifestyle

It appears that Beyoncé has already started to decrease her workload. Reports have said she even spent the entire summer of 2020 in The Hamptons with Jay-Z and their three kids, where the focus was allegedly solely on family.

At the time, a source told HollywoodLife:

Jay and Bey don’t often have time to relax. They usually are working on so many things from music to movies and being entrepreneurs that this time of COVID, it has been a sense of calm for them while in the Hamptons. [Bey and Jay] are having fun and really loving their marriage. They are getting back to being a strong family and love hanging out with each other more with no outside distractions. It has been a great time.

Fans might be a bit sad to learn that Beyoncé intends on stepping back from her career, but to be honest, she’s worked hard and she’s earned it. Here’s wishing her more love, peace, and joy moving forward.