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Michelle Obama’s Leading the Pack – Cathy May 17, 2010

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Hi lovelies,

First and foremost, I want to apologize for disappearing for a short while. A ton of things piled on me and I got lost in the blizzard of flus and life-happenings. When it rains it pours right?

But on to much more exciting things… Miss Sharleen just graduated from George Washington University this past weekend and she had the good fortune of family support and having the First Lady Michelle Obama give the commencement speech.  It’s been reported that she only agreed to speak if the staff and students were able to complete 100,000 hours of community service – and Shar and her graduating class inevitably rose to the occasion by surpassing the hour-mark by 63,000.

In reading parts of her speech online, I really liked how she said, “I have one more request to make of you, one more challenge. Keep going. Keep giving. Keep engaging.” It’s what every single commencement speech boils down to – don’t stop. It’s not as easy as it seems to focus on your goals after graduating. You don’t have teachers, counselors, mentors, and clubs available to you all the time acting as guideposts and cheerleaders along your path of personal development. You’ve got to ignite your own inner drive, focus on your dreams, and not have the fear of driving alone stunt your growth. Of course, Shar embodies all of that and more – so this is truly an exciting moment in her life journey. Congratulations again love!

On a fashion note, I love how down to earth the First Lady is about clothing. Her daily outfits are attainable (best J Crew spokesperson ever), comfortable, colorful, and relatively affordable.

Do you like how J Crew has taken advantage of her support on their website?



1. daisychain - May 18, 2010

welcome back chica x

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