Turning 50, Michelle Obama Focuses On Final Three Years In White House

Source: Krissah Thompson / The Washington Post

Her husband’s pressure-packed days as a candidate are over. Her daughters have grown more independent. She’s almost ready to look around the corner and envision life after the White House.

As she turns 50 this Friday and begins her sixth year as first lady, Obama is clear on who she is and looking forward to the three remaining years, said Valerie Jarrett, a longtime friend and adviser to the Obamas.

“She’s at the top of her game,” Jarrett said. “She’s fabulous at 50.”

In wide-ranging interview about aging with People Magazine, Obama said she feels “a greater sense of calm and certainty and maturity and confidence” than she did when she was younger.

To read this article in its entirety visit The Washington Post.