There's no denying the past couple of months have been a whirlwind for Gwen Stefani.
Between touring with "No Doubt," her return to hit TV show "The Voice" and news of her shocking split with hubby Gavin Rossdale – there's been a lot on the 45-year-old singer's plate.
The mother of three confessed the balancing act has been difficult.
"I'm handling it day by day," Stefani told AOL in an exclusive interview. "The one thing I've learned through the years is to just be in the moment. It's really hard to balance it all but it seems to be working out."
But it's obvious the "Sweet Escape" singer is all about rolling with the punches. Despite her tumultuous year, Stefani happily dished on one of the many highlights of her summer.
"The ["No Doubt"] shows. I take it for granted a lot how much I love being up on stage. I think I was always meant to do that," Stefani gushed.
But that's not all the "No Doubt" front woman had to tell us. To the relief of many fans, Stefani confirmed she is hard at work on her next album!
"I just really walked into the studio and said, 'I'm doing this.'"
And great news for everyone still proudly bumpin' the old hits that catapulted Stefani to stardom ("Hollaback Girl" anyone?) – the songwriter says nothing has changed about her creative process.
"It's either you're given the gift of music or your not. I look at all the songs I've written and I think to myself, 'How did that happen?'" she admitted while happily announcing her latest Priceless Surprise with MasterCard.
The singer is surprising her fans – again – with a huge show in New York City on October 17th.
And with more than 10 years since the release of debut solo album "L.A.M.B.," Stefani admits she's learned a few things along the way.
"There's things you look back on and think you could've made different choices. But I feel like I'm on this journey and I'm being guided to where I need to be."
Check out the video above for the one question Gwen gets unusually "really deep" about.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Singer Gwen Stefani performs in concert at the Orpheum Theatre on February 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Singer Gwen Stefani attends a party hosted by Chasing Fireflies to introduce her Harajuku Lovers children's collection at Duff's Cakemix on September 24, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Chasing Fireflies)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 11: Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs during Riot Fest Chicago 2015 at Douglas Park on September 11, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns)
DEL MAR, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs during 2015 KAABOO Del Mar at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on September 18, 2015 in Del Mar, California. (Photo by Christopher Victorio/WireImage for KAABOO Del Mar via imageSPACE)
THE VOICE -- 'Season 9 Press Junket' -- Pictured: (l-r) Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, Carson Daly, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Singer Gwen Stefani attends Harajuku Lovers #PopElectric High Tea at The Ebell Club of Los Angeles on July 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for BeautyCon)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: Gwen Stefani -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NAPA, CA - MAY 31: Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs during the Bottle Rock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo on May 31, 2015 in Napa, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 16: Musicians Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal of No Doubt perform at An Evening with Women benefiting the Los Angeles LGBT Center at the Hollywood Palladium on May 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 08: Singer Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs during Rock in Rio USA at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds on May 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, UNITED STATES - MAY 01: Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs on stage during day 5 of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on May 1, 2015 in New Orleans, United States. (Photo by Edu Hawkins/Redferns via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 12: Singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani (L) and actress Demi Moore attend VH1's 'Barely Famous' premiere screening and party at The London Hotel on March 12, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for VH1)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Gwen Stefani arrives at the 57th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)