The 39-year-old songbird was addressing a press conference to promote her latest album Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel. Speaking about her plans for her personal life, Carey, who walked down the aisle with Nick Cannon over a year ago, said: "I will definitely take time off. I really have to make time to raise a family because I don''t believe in doing that half-heartedly. At the same time, I still want to make music when I want to."
Carey, who delivered a string of flops before winning over the critics by her performance in Lee Daniel"s Precious, is looking forward to a serious acting career. She said:" This is what I love doing -- writing music, making songs and performing. "This is who I am. And now I have this movie that I''m excited about." Carey is currently on a worldwide tour to promote her album Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel. Her next stop is Japan.