Michelle Obama just published her first memoir, Becoming, in November, and it is well worth the read. The former first lady details her life growing up in the south side of Chicago, sticking out at university, and meeting her husband and future president of the United States.
The holidays are here, which means there’s a lot more excitement (and chaos) around us than usual. People are coming together for the season, taking part and preparing for traditions with loved ones.
It was a Friday evening, and I stood rummaging through my overflowing closet of clothes, looking for a fall-but-not-too-fall outfit for a harvest festival my husband and I would be attending on Saturday, a tradition that ushers in autumn.
We all have days where we feel uninspired and unmotivated. Maybe you’re pushing yourself too hard to get everything done within a certain time frame which causes you to burn out.
There was a moment of my life, not that long ago, where I found that I had become a shell. Many years of repressed trauma and the stressed of blossoming into adult life, or falling head first like I did, had left me feeling less than human.
I can remember the sinking feeling in my stomach. Anxiety was starting to take over and for the first time in my business…I felt hopeless.