It’s been several weeks since Obama transitioned from the most powerful position in the United States, but how is he fairing as a private citizen? Well, when he’s not living a life of luxury and rubbing elbows and kite-surfing with billionaires, Obama is simply having the time of his life. As one can imagine, the stress and toll it takes to be president are extreme. Look at all the before-and-after aging photos from previous presidents. With the weight of the world lifted, Obama appears to be catching up on some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
When he’s not enjoying the local golf courses, he and his family are trying to settle into their new home and neighborhood. The Obamas are the first family to not leave the DC area after a presidency since 1921. Their home of choice is the upscale, secured Kalorama with the plan being not to uproot Sasha to allow her the last couple of years in school with her friends. Now that he’s out of a job, Obama is not too quick to jump back on the bandwagon; instead, he tells the press he plans to take the time to reflect on his life over the last eight years and spend quality time with his family. “I want to be quiet a little bit and not hear myself talk so darn much,” Obama told reporters. “I want to spend precious time with my girls.”
Investing your life into something for eight solid years is a significant commitment, so it only makes sense that the Obamas are taking their time during the transition to decide what the next chapter in their life looks like. With Sasha only a couple of years away from finishing high school, chances are things will stay low-key until then; but then again, you never know about the Obamas.