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ESSENCE Poll: What Will You Do for Your 'Midlife' Crisis?

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Commander in Chic
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We can all agree that First Lady Michelle Obama is one of the most fabulous 49-year-olds we've ever encountered. And yet our Commander-in-Chic says she recently lived out a midlife crisis and needed a change in her life. So what did she do? Chopped her hair.

In an interview with Rachael Ray airing tomorrow, Mrs. Obama says, “This is my mid-life crisis, the bangs. I couldn't get a sports car. They won't let me bungee jump. So instead, I cut my bangs.”

Luckily, President Obama loves them. "To address the most significant event of the weekend, I love her bangs," he said at an inauguration event in January. "She looks good. She always looks good.”

Maybe you also feel the need for a drastic change in your life. Will you, like Mrs. Obama, get an attention-grabbing new 'do, or do something more dramatic, like buy an expensive sports car? Take our poll and tell us your plans in the comments section.

QUESTION:
What do you plan to do for your "mid-life" crisis?
Buy an expensive car
7%
Get a makeover
16%
Follow my dream to start a new career
12%
Get a new boo
3%
Get healthy, lose weight and change my whole lifestyle
46%
Go on a fabulous girlfriends getaway
17%
Total votes: 307

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