Bethenny Frankel

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It's been a rough year for Bethenny Frankel, but the brunette beauty has remained as optimistic as ever.

Despite going through a drawn-out divorce with ex Jason Hoppy and dealing with the cancellation of her talk show, Bethenny, the former Real Housewives of New York star insists she's in a good place, enjoying life as a single working mom.

"Doing the talk show I was very committed, but now not having that I can really new be more involved in the rest of my businesses and just take a breather," the 43-year-old Skinnygirl founder told E! News at her first Cinco de Mayo celebration at La Cenita Steak. "I'm just looking forward to having some time to myself. I've always been at pick-up and drop-off for my daughter, just now I won't be doing it in fake lashes and heels. I can go in no makeup and flats and go to the park and just kind of like breathe a little bit more. I'm not really thinking about what I'm doing next, I'm just enjoying right now so much."

Enjoying life is a blessing for the beauty, who filed for divorce in January 2013 from her ex. The two are still in the midst of a lingering divorce battle and Hoppy recently stopped wearing his wedding ring—16 months after the former couple's separation.

Still, despite the stress of her divorce, Bethenny insists she's living life to the fullest.

"I'm in a good place," she said. "Life is a journey, not a destination. I'm on the road. And the road is paved with good intentions!"

Talk about a positive attitude! As for the mother of one's summer plans? 

"Be in the Hamptons, go the water park, just enjoy my daughter," she said of her 3-year-old little girl, Bryn. "She's getting bigger, she rides her bike, she loves her scooter. It goes by quickly."

Clearly, Bethenny's No. 1 priority is being a mom to her adorable daughter, so do the twosome have any Mother's Day plans?

"Mother's Day we're going, I think, out to the country to a friend's house and maybe go to brunch, go the duck pond," the Bravo star revealed. "She's a big girl now, so we'll go to a girly brunch and just be with friends."

While Bethenny is happy to dish on life with her daughter, the reality star remained rather mum when asked about her dating life, although she was most recently romantically linked to Michael A. Cerussi III.

"I'm very happy," she said of her personal life. "I am."

—Reporting by Beth Sobol

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