I was completely fascinated to see Michelle Obama on the cover of this month’s Vogue Issue. An inspiration to many women, she is graceful in her presence always. I love to see powerful women on magazine covers and think it is important to highlight them for our youth. After all, these magazines truly shape a lot of women’s perceptions about themselves. So this month I appreciate VOGUE and their beautiful cover and wanted to share some of the fab interview with you.
On the importance of family: “Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they’re growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, Our No. 1 priority is making sure that our family is whole.”
On her mother Marian: “My mother doesn’t do interviews but let me tell you: She is not long on pretense. She’s the first one to remind us who we are. And it’s been very helpful having her living with us. . . We can check reality against her sensibilities.”
On what she’s learned from her husband, President Barack Obama: “Well, patience and calm I’m borrowing. Or trying to mirror. I’ve learned that from my husband, that sort of, you know, ability to not get too high or too low with changes and bumps in the road. . . to do more breathing in and just going with it. I’m learning that every day. And to the extent that I’ve made changes in my life, it’s just sort of stepping back and seeing a change not as something to guard against but as a wonderful addition. . . that can make life fun and unexpected.”
I love it. 🙂 Be sure to pick up this copy and read more from this interview.