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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Growing up

[[[Image:P021109JB-0144_SeatedSmiles-w.jpg|333px|Mrs.]] Obama at Howard University ]
First Lady Michelle Obama visited Howard University today, where she assured a crowd of college students that hey, it's ok if you're not sure exactly what you want to do with your life.

"The question that I hate most that we ask of young people is, 'What are you going to be when you grow up?' And the truth is, I still don't know, and I'm 45 years old," she said. "All I know is that it's important for you to be true to yourselves, not to worry too much about what other people are going to think or make of your choices, because everyone will question what you do and tell you you should've done it the other way."

Read the full remarks here.

[[[Image:P021109JB-0235_HowardCrowd-w.jpg|333px|Mrs.]] Obama at Howard University ]

[[[Image:P021109JB-0266_OutdoorWaves-w.jpg|333px|Mrs.]] Obama at Howard University ]
White House photos 2/11/09 by Joyce N. Boghosian
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Original URL: http://whitehouse.gov/blog_post/growing_up/

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