It’s pretty hard to emerge from a breakup unscathed, and Miranda Lambert was no exception. In fact, in a brutally honest new post she touched on the hell that she’s been through since her divorce from Blake Shelton.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Lambert posted a screenshot of a music chart showing her single “Vice” at number one — and this is a pretty special moment for her, as she revealed in the caption. She wrote, “The last year of my life has been one of heartache and healing, … Of learning to be honest …. Accepting the flaws and celebrating the smiles. Finding peace in dark places … having some moments alone with me. Facing fears and feelings… All of them.”
She continued, revealing how she has used the heartache and the painful experiences to create something beautiful: new music.
“I got to know my guitars…became friends with a pencil and paper … Used melodies to lead me places I had never been…. Made music with my friends,” she wrote, adding, “Because music is medicine. This means the world to me. Thank you for joining me on this journey. #vice #musicismedicine.”
Fans have reacted to the post in a beautiful way, offering messages of support and encouragement.
“Your beautiful new song gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it…” leeannm1972 wrote.
Supermex61 commented on how they’ve witnessed a change in Lambert in recent months. They wrote, “Got [sic] Miranda and I love you sound so much more confident and laid back. You can tell you have become so much more positive.”
Presleyspring echoed these thoughts, writing, “Song was amazing! Every song you sing you put your heart in. I think you found yourself again strong postive [sic] sweet young lady! Many fantastic wishes and your dreams ahead!!!!”
Fans have also been left inspired by Lambert’s honesty and g1brown was just one commenter who shared their thoughts on this. They wrote, “Thank you for sharing it and showing us what it means to be authentic. Inspiring to all of us on many different levels. We all see a piece of us in you. That’s why we’re here. oxo.”
Lambert seems very content with her life at the moment; her new single is already a success and her personal life looks pretty promising, too — she even posted her first PDA picture with Anderson East this week in celebration of his birthday.
We’re glad to see that Lambert has turned the lemons that life gave her into this sweet sweet lemonade.