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  • Kelly Clarkson filed for divorce in June 2020
  • Clarkson was married to Brandon Blackstock
  • The singer is currently hosting "The Kelly Clarkson Show" 

Kelly Clarkson discussed life's difficult decisions and experiences amid her ongoing divorce with estranged husband Brandon Blackstock.

Speaking with her guest, author Glennon Doyle on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" ON Monday, the 39-year-old singer agreed quitting anything in life isn't supposed to be a negative thing. Instead, it is an option that women should opt for.

Clarkson shared her own experience and noted, "I was doing too many things, there were too many places. I feel like too, you can't really excel at anything if you're doing everything, you know what I'm saying?"

During the show, Doyle responded to a fan, who asked about living in Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry and going back to the East Coast to their friends and family.

"Asking me what you should do is like asking people for directions they've never been, right? There's no map that I can give you, but you do have an inner compass. And all of life is about honoring that inner compass instead of other people's expectations of you," said Doyle.

Clarkson chimed in as she found the fan's struggle relatable. "I used to think like that too. I'm like, 'Oh, in my twenties I should be doing this. I should be doing this.' Look, I'm 39. I'm gonna be 40 next April and I still am like, 'What makes me happy? Where should I go?'" the singer shared. "You're always gonna have that conversation, like just ghost of Christmas future. It's never gonna change."

She further explained after being 60 years old, one might be confused about their life and such decisions have nothing to do with age. The singer suggested the fan do what makes them happy at the moment.

"What's gonna be fun. What seems exciting," she added.

The "We Can Do Hard Things" podcast host noted women are "not screwed up, we're just often screwed over." She further explained that sometimes women don't require therapy but they need "reproductive freedom and we need equal pay and we need to feel safe walking down our own streets."

She also praised gymnast Simone Biles and Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka for saying, "No. My humanity is more important than your experience of me."

On the personal front, the singer filed for divorce from Blackstock in June 2020. They share two kids together, River Rose, 7, and Remington Alexander, 5.

Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson attends the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on Jan. 12, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images