Michelle Obama Isn't Scared of a Mid-life Crisis — Are You?

Official White House portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama

By now you probably know–the First Lady got bangs! But do you know why she made the big change? Well, Rachael Ray asked her that very question in an interview. Mrs. Obama’s answer: “This is my mid-life crisis.”

More power to you Mrs. O, but why does it have to be a crisis? Why can’t it just be a hunger for change? I prefer to think of this instinct to shake things up to be a mid-life attitude, not a crisis. Like Patti LaBelle says, “Oo Oo, Oo Oo, Oo, I got a new attitude!”

Here are 13 things you can do to get yourself a new attitude; beginning, end and mid-life.


  • New Things 1 of 14
    New Things
    New things are scary. But so is anything in life worth doing.
  • A New Outlook 2 of 14
    A New Outlook
    Take some time to reflect upon your past to inform your future.
  • Take A New Road 3 of 14
    Take A New Road
    Have you ever gotten off the freeway a stop early and traveled a new path? Discover something new within your World. Go left instead of right, shake up your routine, and see what you bump into.
  • A New Ride 4 of 14
    A New Ride
    It doesn't have to be new to be new to you. Get a new ride and change your view.
  • A New Look 5 of 14
    A New Look
    You don't have to be the First Lady to get a new look. And you don't have to cut your hair to spruce your do. A box of color can can give you flexibility without locking you in.
  • A New Body 6 of 14
    A New Body
    As we get older our bodies change. We can accept it, or challenge it. Either way we need to make peace with it.
  • A New Outfit 7 of 14
    A New Outfit
    What better way to make peace with your body than dress it up a bit.
  • New Specs 8 of 14
    New Specs
    Sometimes to see the World differently you just need a new pair of eyes.
  • A New Design 9 of 14
    A New Design
    Rearrange your furniture. Try a new spread. Add some throw pillows. A change to your environment can be refreshing.
  • A New Companion 10 of 14
    A New Companion
    Who are you keeping company with?
  • A New Job 11 of 14
    A New Job
    No more time to waste. Identify your passion and find a way for it to sustain you.
  • A New Recipe 12 of 14
    A New Recipe
    Awaken your senses by tantalizing your taste buds.
  • New Friends 13 of 14
    New Friends
    Life is a journey best traveled in the company of others. Best of all, you are never to old to make a new friend.
  • A New Home 14 of 14
    A New Home
    Find a new home for your new life.


What would you add to the list?


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