Michelle Obama's 50th Birthday Nears, First Lady Plans Celebrations

Michelle Obama is preparing to celebrate her milestone 50th birthday with a special party this Saturday, according to reports this week.

The First Lady of the United States was born on January 17th, 1964 and went on to attend Princeton University and Harvard Law School before meeting her future husband, Barack Obama.

With the 2013 presidential election behind her, Obama said she can let go and officially celebrate life, including her upcoming 50th birthday.

"That layer is gone now," she said of President Obama's candidacy, according to the Associated Press. "It gives me a little more room to breathe."

Furthermore, the Chicago, Ill. native feels more fabulous than ever at 50-years-old.

"I have never felt more confidant in myself, more clear on who I am as a woman," Obama told Parade magazine.

On Saturday, the First Lady will be toasted at a White House party where guests have been told to prepare for dancing, according to Yahoo News.

Meanwhile, Obama is very outspoken about advantages and disadvantages of being a First Lady and living in the White House.

The President's wife said that first ladies "have probably the best job in the world, because while our husbands … have to react and respond to crises on a minute-to-minute basis, we get to work on what we're passionate about," according to Politico.

However, Obama shed rare light on dealing with intense public scrutiny, and even compared living in the White House to a prison.

"There are prison-like elements, but it's a really nice prison," she said. "You can't complain. There are confining elements."

Obama frequently makes headlines over fashion choices as well as important matters such as her campaign against childhood obesity, "Let's Move."

The busy First Lady is also the mother of two daughters with Barack, Sasha and Malia.