Miley Cyrus has been having an ah-mazing week with the release and promotion of Bangerz. But less than a month ago, things weren’t so happy go lucky for the star after it was announced that she split from fiancé Liam Hemsworth. For the first time since the breakup, Miley is opening up about life after Liam and starting a new chapter in her life.

Talking to Ellen DeGeneres, she explained, “I think people spend more time actually thinking about it than I really do. I just believe when a chapter is done you have to close it and start a new one. That’s kind of where I am right now. I felt like I was have so much to be thankful for at this time that my energy hasn’t really been focused on that.”

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Since she’s been in all the headlines lately, Miley was actually surprised with how people have been handling the split heard around the world. "I've been kind of impressed with people and how much they've actually shown more respect. I don't really look up anything, so maybe they haven't been showing respect, but from what I have seen, I felt like people have really focused on my music right now when I've needed them and have actually been really good about that. Because that's the only thing I worried about—I didn't want it to make me to sacrifice what I've been working for, for just the attention to be on that."

Anyone who has listened to Bangerz can tell that it definitely sounds like Miley was writing about the heartbreak before it even happened or realized that’s what she was doing. “It wasn’t until I really listened to it now that it’s done and I have like my physical copy and I put it I my car. I’m like, ‘This is really like telling a story,’” she said. “I think I knew more intuitively where my life was going then I actually thought I did at the time.”

As far as if her and Liam have been keeping in touch (the answer is no) it really doesn’t even have to do with how things ended – the girl is just crazy busy!

"You know, for me, I really haven't gotten to see anyone right now. ‘Cause I've been so crazy busy, I'm just letting that chapter kind of close and just looking forward to that new one," Miley explained. "I want to be really clear and determined with everything I'm doing in my life right now, and I have been. I keep saying I'm the happiest I've ever been and that's not even a dig. That's just me, because I really am genuinely happy finally with myself, which I think sometimes it takes you separating yourself from someone else to really be happy with who you are. I've never been able to just be alone, and I'm obsessed with being alone and like hearing my thoughts.”

What did you think of her interview about Liam?

Were you impressed with how she handled it?