First Lady Michelle Obama Discusses Final Days In The White House With ‘Vogue’

First Lady Michelle Obama is a breath of fresh air on the cover of Vogue’s December issue. Within the feature story, Mrs. Obama speaks on the importance of listening to and shaping the youth, what she does to de-stress, and revealed her thoughts on her final days in the White House.

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“ . . . it’s time. I think our democracy has it exactly right: two terms, eight years. It’s enough,” she said. “Because it’s important to have one foot in reality when you have access to this kind of power. The nature of living in the White House is isolating. And I think Barack and I—because we’re kind of stubborn—we’ve maintained some normalcy, mostly because of the age of our kids. I go out to dinner with my girlfriends; I go to Sasha’s games; Barack has coached a little basketball with Sasha’s team. But at the same time, when you can’t walk into CVS?”

Mrs. Obama continued to divulge on the aforementioned topic: “When you’re not engaged in the day-to-day struggles that everybody feels, you slowly start losing touch. And I think it’s important for the people in the White House to have a finger on the pulse.”

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When it comes to disconnecting from the demanding world, Mrs. Obama says she turns to music to serve as her portal to serenity. “The times when Barack and I are at our most relaxed are when we invite some friends over who we have known forever,” she said. “And you put a little music on top of that? Some good food? It renews your spirit to get back in the game.”

Read the full story here.