Should of, would of could of will never mount to anything.  I should of stayed in school but didn’t. I would have had a stable career, but it never happened. I could of paid much less tuition fees back then, but never mind.

          It’s never too late to learn and it’s never too late to change your career.  Anything is possible if you truly believe and put your all into it.
       I used my 20’s figuring out what it was I really wanted. Was it to study or to live my life? I chose to live my life and start a family.
Everything was going fine for a while, then life decided to throw a ton of bricks on me. Thanks life, a curved ball would have been fine. It’s only when I blew out the candles on my 30th Birthday that I decided to go back to university and actually try and make something of myself.

         University taught me many things. I know you would expect them to, after all you are paying £9000 a year, but I took away much more than just Fashion Retail Management. I learnt more about myself. It helped me build my confidence and broaden my horizon. It helped me to better my work prospects. I was able to network with the industry’s well known leaders. Along with my BA Honors I discovered my self-worth. Walking into a classroom full of 18 something was not easy. I have been away from formal education for nearly over a decade and started to think “what if I am not smart enough”. I made myself a promise that I will go to every class even if I am struggling. It wasn’t about getting A* first time, it’s about taking the first step to self-discovery.

        By the end of the 3rd year I found myself looking at a different Yasmine in the mirror. A women who fought her inner struggles and walked across that stage to get her degree. Feeling so proud of herself knowing her parents, who have waited for years to see their daughter graduate. A role model for her young boys showing them what knowledge, respect and self believe looks like in a black robe and a hat.

       Negativity will always find a way to slow you down and put in doubt. Mainly from close family and friends. Which makes it even more rewarding when you pass the finish line.
Going to university in my 30’s made me appreciate the value of education more. It was the right age for me.

        From a housewife and a mother to now working in one of the most famous renowned luxury department stores, as a recognised creative spotlight artist representing UK and Ireland.
Able to set goals for myself which once seemed even to impossible to dream of.


  1. This was very inspiring. Well done Yasmine. May Allah continue to bless you with great Success In-Shaa-Allahx

  2. AWWW MASHA'ALLAH . Im so proud of you yasmine. Been following you for a couple of years now. Genuinely think you are really hardworking and deserve all the happiness in the world. More greater things to come iA. Don't give up. Don't let anyone put you down. YOU ARE AMAZING AND TALENTED!! Your makeup skills are just out of this world. Everyone attending your makeup class is lucky. Hopefully one day i will be able to attend too. Lots of love from zubaida x

  3. Super well done to you mashallah. I also went back at 30 and was determined. It was resilience to inspire not only myself but my children and my parents. My husband was not keen coz in his Asian family women stay at home... so I woke up and said this is it now or never and alhamdullillah I am a fully fledged RN. Keep writing I love your blogs so far xx