Selena Gomez 'Happiest I've Been in a While' Since Canceling Tour
12/22/2013 AT 06:00 PM EST
Cuddling a baby (perhaps her little sister?) in a photo she posted on Instagram, the singer writes, "I'm the happiest I've been in a while.. So blessed and thankful for the future, for release and to finally be happy for those I loved."
The caption didn't directly address the cancelation of the Australian leg, which came on the heels of her 55-show Stars Dance tour's Nov. 26 ending.
"My fans are so important to me, and I would never want to disappoint them," Justin Bieber's ex, 21, said in the statement. "But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be."
She also posted a video from a Stevie Wonder concert.