First Lady Michelle Obama Reveals the First Thing She Can't Wait to Do When She Leaves the White House

The President's wife appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

By Samantha Schnurr Sep 29, 2015 12:28 PMTags

When you're the First Lady of the United States, very little is out of reach—so we thought.

During an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Monday, the talk show host reminded Michelle Obama that she has only a little over a year left living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

"We're counting down!" Obama replied, raising her arms in the air with glee.

Why is she so eager to return to dull civilian life? For starters, she'll have more control over her transportation. 

"I want to drive. I can't open my windows," the First Lady said. "One day as a treat, my lead agent let me have my windows open on the way to Camp David. It was like five minutes out. He was like, 'Windows open. Enjoy it.'" Those Secret Service agents sound worse than a helicopter mom. 

She also misses one American retail staple: Target. 

"I want to go to Target!" she exclaimed, clenching her hands in frustration.

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With 12 months left to use to her advantage, Colbert wondered if there was anything left on her "bucket list" that she wants to complete before the moving trucks pull up.

"Having some movement on girl's education because this is the kind of work Barack and I want to do long after we leave the White House," Obama replied. 

Mother to teenage daughters Malia, 17, and Sasha, 14, Obama has championed for children since her first days in office by developing the "Let's Move!" campaign to combat childhood obesity. In March, Obama added a new chapter to her resume as First Lady—the "Let Girls Learn" initiative in partnership with Girl Rising

Most recently, Obama announced the launch of the #62milliongirls campaign as a part of the new initiative during the Global Citizen Festival in New York on Saturday. The program aims to raise awareness of the 62 million girls worldwide who do not have access to education. The First Lady prompted young women in the United States to posts photos of themselves to Instagram using the hashtag to highlight something they have had the opportunity to learn in school that many young girls will not.

"I see myself in these girls. I see my daughters in these girls. These girls are our girls, and I simply can't walk away from them. So, for me, this is truly a moral issue," Obama said in a videotaped message during the event.

We know you're busy conquering childhood obesity and girls' education, First Lady, so we're available to handle any Target errands you may have. 

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