"It's been a while since you have heard from me, but I wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and to thank you for your love and support," Gomez captioned a series of three black-and-white pics. "Last year was definitely a year of self-reflection, challenges and growth. It's always those challenges which show you who you are and what you are capable of overcoming."
"Trust me, it's not easy, but I am proud of the person I am becoming and look forward to the year ahead," she added. "Love you all."
"Last year, I took a lot of time off," she said. "I think that I needed a moment to myself because I do feel like I was growing and changing."
"I am a believer of therapy," she continued. "I think that I have had opportunities where I kinda reflect on the younger me, and I think that a lot of the times I wished that I could hug my younger self. I wish I could have done and experienced a lot of things, maybe, a little differently."
She also said new music from her was coming.
"I'm looking forward to my album and I'm looking forward to spending time alone," she said. "I think I'm finally, finally, finally at the age where I love being alone."