In his final press conference on Wednesday, President Obama revealed a solid plan for his first year out of the White House. Along with writing and talking less, Obama says he’s hoping to spend the much needed time with his family. Here is the excerpt from his press conference:
“Let’s make it clear: I’m not running for anything anytime soon. It’s important for me to take some time to process this amazing experience we’ve gone through. To make sure my wife, with whom I will be sharing a 25th anniversary this year, is willing to re-up and put up with me a little bit longer. “I want to do some writing. I want to be quiet a little bit and not hear myself talk so darn much. I want to spend precious time with my girls,” he said. “Those are my priorities this year.”
This doesn’t come as a shock to many of us either. In December, President Obama shared with former adviser David Axelrod a similar thought. In the interview with Axelrod, Obama made a statement saying he would take the time to write a novel about his time as President:
“I have to be quiet for a while. And I don’t mean politically, I mean internally. I have to still myself,” Obama said. “You have to get back in tune with your center and process what’s happened before you make a bunch of good decisions.”
Obama also plans to spend the upcoming year in D.C. as he waits for his youngest daughter, Sasha, to finish school. As for what the rest of the future holds for the Obama’s, only time will tell. What we do know is that anyone who holds the role of president for 8 years deserves a vacation…regardless of how they did at their job!
Obama’s plans after office: “I want to make sure that my wife…is willing to re-up and put up with me” pic.twitter.com/nZbTJjBNeX
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