Dear First Lady: Here's What You Need to Know
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Dear First Lady: Here's What You Need to Know

Ten Things You, The First Lady, Need to Know

Dear First Lady: Here's What You Need to Know

Dear First Lady,

This is an open letter directed towards you, not the President. Nearly three-hundred or so years in the making, the first lady has always been one of the most vital symbols of our nation - not because they're women and were married to the leader of this country, but because they represented themselves as people who cared and who were passionate. The First Ladies of yesterday were not living through their husbands, but living through themselves.

So, before you start Monday morning, really take the time to sit and think of how you want to be different from each Lady before you, instead of replicating old stories. To put it lightly, each Lady has demonstrated their voice by speaking out against losing women's rights, allowing women around her to have a voice, and to listen to what women around you want and need.

The first thing you should know: be classy as fuck. Trust me when I say this, each lady had their own persona, and some weren't afraid of speaking their mind. Be those women, but present yourself in a classy, sophisticated way without causing a riot in the media. Keep your clothes simple, but give as much of yourself as possible, don't copy other styles. However, there is an exception, if you admire any First Lady from before you, then role model after them, but don't turn yourself completely into them, because that would be copying, and no one likes a copy.

The second thing you should know: don't be submissive. Whatever you do, don't allow yourself to fall to someone who isn't true to their word. If something or someone is bothering you, speak up. Take it from many before you, they made sure their significant other was in line and didn't act a fool. Well, we can't really speak for most of our past Presidents, but don't be the majority.

The third thing you should know: don't put yourself in the media. If you happen to be doing a charity run or something related, then go ahead and be in the media, but remember, we aren't running America to look like a reality TV show. Even if you are having a good hair day, go ahead and show it off, just don't do it for the wrong reason.

The fourth thing: be a role model for young women. Sure there might have been scandals in the past, but make up for it by becoming a positive, because after all, the media will constantly be on the lookout for negativity. Show women why they need to be strong, and advocate for all women, not just one group.

The fifth thing: be proactive. Don't just be known as the First Lady, make a better name for yourself. Go visit third world countries and give back to them; visit homeless shelters, women shelters, or even an animal shelter. Whatever makes you a better person, then do it. Show an interest in what your husband is doing for the country, be proud of him, and don't be afraid to give your insight.

The sixth thing: be family oriented. Let's face it, we all love spending time with family, but seeing the first family bond is what helps show that family is very important. Spend time with everyone, including your husband.

The seventh thing: love yourself. This correlates with being a role model. Always ignore the hate, and embrace the positives of yourself.

The eighth thing: share your life story. Where are you from? What's your favorite thing about America? Let's get to know you on a more personal level.

The ninth thing: appreciate the little things. Really, appreciate the small things life gives you, no matter the materialistic value.

The tenth thing: love all that there is in America. America is a beautiful country, with beautiful people. Don't let that image be destroyed.

These ten things are vital to being a fantastic First Lady. Be proud of your position.


An American woman.

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