Former First Lady Michelle Obama might be busy with new and ongoing projects but she’s still ready for retirement.

In conversation with People, Michelle Obama explained that she’s inching toward retirement and carefully picking up projects.

“I’ve been telling my daughters I’m moving toward retirement right now, [selectively] picking projects and chasing summer, Barack and I never want to experience winter again. We’re building the foundation for somebody else to continue the work so we can retire and be with each other—and Barack can golf too much, and I can tease him about golfing too much because he’s got nothing else to do.”

Besides being occupied with work, her kids also came back home last year


“Our girls were supposed to have emptied out of my nest,” I was sort of celebrating that they were out building their lives and allowing me the emotional space to let them go. Well, they’re back!”

Obama acknowledged that it gave her a hard time but she also got back some “stolen moments.”

“Those recaptured moments have meant the world to us and I think they’ve made our relationships with our children even stronger.”

Obama’s projects include, but are not limited to a new voting rights push, building the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago, her new Netflix kids cooking show Waffles + Mochi!, and the special release of the young-reader edition of her memoir Becoming.

Teresa Williams

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