Michelle Obama has a heartfelt message for her younger self.
In a letter that the former first lady imagined writing to herself as a teenage freshman at Princeton University, she said: “You’re more than enough, Miche.”
Obama touched upon the importance of sacrifices made by her parents, her father’s death and her future struggle “to find a balance between your family, your husband’s rising career, and your own sense of self” in the lengthy letter, which is now going viral.
The bestselling author, whose memoir Becoming was released last month, also gave advice to her teenage self about haters “who’ve never met you and don’t really care to.”
“Don’t stoop to their level, no matter how gratifying it might feel in the moment,” she wrote. “Hold tight to those values your parents taught you.”
Read Obama’s full letter on CBS here, and listen to her reading it below: