Michelle Obama Told Her Mom She "Hated Being A Lawyer", But Then Her Mother Gave Her A Priceless Piece Of Advice
November 15, 2018 10:55 By Mambee
Nobody has the luxury of knowing the future, so we have no idea where it will lead us when we have to make a choice today. It felt the same for Michelle Obama, who once decided to study the law even though receiving no pleasure from it.
Now, she is a successful lawyer and politician, however, she had major doubts when starting her path. She revealed how unhappy she was when working with papers and documents in an interview with Oprah Winfrey dedicated to the launch of her memoir book, called Becoming .
After high school, Michelle Obama was inspired by her brother, Craig Robinson, to enroll in Princeton. After her graduation in 1983, she continued juridical education at Harvard Law School. After 5 years, she earned her Juris Doctor degree. Although she said her education gave her incredible opportunities she had never dared dream about as a “young black girl from a working-class family”, Michelle writes in her book:
I hated being a lawyer.
She confessed she wanted a real life, something different from sitting in the office and staring at papers all day long. Once she had the courage to open up about how she felt to her mom.
My mother didn’t comment on the choices that we made. She was live-and-let-live.
Michelle said she could not imagine doing that for the rest of her life. “I am just not happy, I do not feel my passion,” she added.
But her mother gave her a priceless piece of advice. She said:
Make the money, worry about being happy later.
As a young woman, she was scared and it took a lot of courage to admit the hard truth to herself. However, she finished her education and started working in a prestigious law firm in Chicago, where she met her future husband, Barack Obama.
Now, she doesn’t regret the choices she made.
I like my story and all the bumps and bruises. I think that’s what makes me uniquely me.
In her book, Michelle Obama is candid about her childhood, her youth, and meeting her future husband. She reveals private details of the family life, sharing a piece of her with the people who came to admire her.
She is famous for empowering young girls throughout the world and fighting for gender and racial equality. Besides being a bright politician and a role model, she remains a loving wife and mother.