Michelle Obama offers advice with release of young readers' edition of 'Becoming' memoir
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Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObamas describe meeting Prince Philip in statement mourning his death Overnight Defense: Trump-era land mine policy unchanged amid review | Biden spending outline coming Friday | First lady sets priorities for relaunched military families initiative Jill Biden unveils next phase of military families program MORE has a message for young readers with the release of a new edition of her "Becoming" memoir meant for them: "You never stop becoming."

"It is OK not to know who you are or exactly what you want to be or do right now," Obama says in a video posted to Twitter on Tuesday to mark the new edition's release.


"You may feel like once you're grown that you're supposed to have all the answers. That there's a point in your life when you will feel settled and everything will feel certain and all of those anxieties will just fade away," the former first lady says, warning that those assumptions are untrue.

"If you're my age or older, you kind of chuckle at the notion that somehow or someday you wake up and the fog goes away and life is all just clear," she says. "But the process of becoming doesn't work that way."

Obama goes on to explain that figuring out who you are in life is an ongoing process that can not be defined in one moment.

"It's not like you wake up one day and you are who you were intended to be and that is that," she says. "It is a process. It is an ever-evolving process. You never stop becoming, you never stop growing. You are always changing."


Obama first announced the young readers edition of her best-selling book last month. It is marketed toward children ages 10 and up and will include a new introduction.

A paperback version of "Becoming" was also released on Tuesday.

Obama also shared her excitement about the new release in an Instagram post writing, "There is no feeling quite like holding a copy of your own book! And I'm so excited for you all to read the young readers' and paperback editions of Becoming. I'd love to see your photos and reflections!"