Turning 50 isn’t what it used to be. Just ask Michelle Obama.
The First Lady of the U.S. isn’t just celebrating her 50th birthday today. She’s embracing it in a way that sets a great example for others.
“What you learn is that each decade brings a new set of challenges but also a new set of possibilities,” Mrs. Obama said in this interview with Parade magazine. “I have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who I am as a woman. But I am constantly thinking about my own health and making sure that I’m eating right and getting exercise and watching the aches and pains. I want to be this really fly 80-, 90-year-old.”
The First Lady, who’s involved in such causes as childhood obesity and education, hasn’t indicated any interest in starting a business when she and her family leave the White House. But then again, she says she’s learned to “never to say never.” Who knows?