According to a surprising new report, former first lady Michelle Obama is considering a major change in her career trajectory: retiring permanently from public life.
Obama divulged the news during a new interview with People magazine, in which she discussed the rationale of her potential decision.
As Fox 5 reports:
The former first lady says in a new People magazine interview that she picked up knitting needles to pass time during the coronavirus pandemic. And now she’s hooked…
Mrs. Obama also discusses what she says is the “low-grade depression” she experienced during the pandemic lockdowns and after George Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis police last May, along with her shift away from high-impact exercise and what she wants out of retirement…
“I’ve been telling my daughters I’m moving towards retirement right now,” she said, adding that she’s choosing her projects and chasing summer. Her new Netflix children’s food show, “Waffles + Mochi,” premieres Tuesday, and the Obama Presidential Center is under construction in Chicago.
“Barack and I never want to experience winter again,” Mrs. Obama said. “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.”
Will the Obama’s potential decision to retire reduce their meddling in US politics, or will they be even more powerful than ever before, pulling strings from behind the scenes? Let us know what you think in the comments below.