Singer Britney Spears arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City.
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September 29, 2016 9:22 AM EDT

Britney Spears knows that things only get better with age.

The 34-year-old mother of two sat down with Britain’s ITV Thursday after her performance at London’s Apple Music Festival, and revealed she’s enjoying life way more in her 30s than she did in her 20s.

“I like my 30s way more than my 20s,” the “Make Me” singer said. “My 20s were horrible! [Being] in my teens was fun, but I like my 30s.”

Spears had her fair share of ups and downs in her 20s. The early part of her decade saw the releases of some of her biggest hits like “Toxic” and “Me Against the Music.” But marriages to Jason Alexander and Kevin Federline – both at the age of 22 – didn’t last. And at 25, she had a breakdown, shaving her head bald and checking herself into treatment facilities the next year.

Luckily, that’s all behind her now.

“My 30s are great,” she reiterated. “You know who you really are.”

Spears – who split with Charlie Ebersol after eight months together in June 2015 – also says she’s okay with being single.

“It’s okay to be single!” she said. “I’m in a really good place right now. I’m loving myself every day and learning who I am. It’s awakening, it’s cool.”

And while she may be good growing older, that doesn’t mean she’s ready for her two boys – Sean Preston, 11, and Jayden James, 10 – to grow up.

“It’s a little strange because I’m nervous,” Spears admitted. “I know 12 and 13 and 14 and 15, is going to be really scary and I’m going to be like, ‘Mom – please come to the house and help me out here!'”

“But right now it’s a great age,” she added. “They’re still babies!”

Spears’ latest album, Glory, is out now.

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