Vanessa Hudgens feels more powerful than ever.

The 'Spring Breakers' actress, who is dating 'The Carrie Diaries' star Austin Butler, 22, is very proud of the things she has achieved in her career but is determined to still find time to enjoy her private life.

The 24-year-old actress told the October issue of Marie Claire magazine: ''I am so comfortable with myself. Honing in on what I love and what makes me powerful. Things I've been doing lately, I'm super proud of. So I don't really care if someone doesn't like it, because I love it.''

She added: ''A sense of knowing I'm part of something bigger than myself has allowed me to enjoy life more. And not worry about the little things. Like paparazzi.''

The brunette beauty is still very ambitious and hopes to win an Oscar in a few years, as well as start a family.

Asked about her hopes for the future, Vanessa said: ''A vintage Mustang, kids and an Oscar.''

The former 'High School Musical' star previously revealed that she isn't interested in becoming a party girl in Hollywood.

She said: ''It's not my kind of thing, the Spring Break thing. If I want to go crazy I'll listen to really loud music at home. That's pretty much it.

''Throw me in a room with some really loud music and some cool lighting and I am a dancing queen.''