Need I say more? I mean really. But yes, I will say more. Isn’t that the point of a blog?
Ever since I started this series, I have been wanting to write a post on Mrs. Obama. But where would I even start? She has accomplished so much, inspired so many, and raised two lovely daughters. Every time I watch her deliver a speech, I feel the electric chill of witnessing an amazing human being. Although First Lady is her most famous title, her life and career do not rely on her husband’s. Her impact is not inextricable from his. Her role as First Lady far surpassed simply hanging on the arm of the President. She mobilized her energy and charisma to do some really great work to improve the lives of all Americans.
If you aren’t familiar with all of Mrs. Obama’s achievements, let me break it down for you.
Chicago public school –> Princeton and Harvard educated
Lawyer –> Public service and community organizing and outreach
University of Chicago Dean of Student Services
University of Chicago Medical Center Vice President of Community and External Affairs
As First Lady:
Let’s Move!: initiate to promote exercise and healthy eating in the fight against childhood obesity
Joining Forces: linking communities and veterans to improve veterans’ lives after returning from service
Reach Higher Initiative: encouraging and informing young students about their options in higher education and apprenticeships after high school
And my personal favorite, Let Girls Learn: urging the world to empower young girls through education.
Finally, I feel Mrs. Obama handled the most challenging job of all – being a mother – with the utmost grace, compassion, firmness, and integrity. Raising two kids in the White House during the most formative years of their lives is truly admirable. Not to mention her style is so classy and her personality seems so genuine. Plus she is cool AF. Plus her arms.
Mrs. Obama, thank you for all of your work, dedication, and love these past 8 years. I can’t wait to see how and President Obama you will continue to inspire us moving forward.