Lady joins university at 61 to fulfil dream to become fashion designer

Lady joins university at 61 to fulfil dream to become fashion designer

- Susan Campbell has had a passion for designing clothing from a young age

- However, she had to put her dream on hold to care for her family

- At the age of 61, she finally joined university to study fashion

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A 65-year-old lady from Leicester, England, is proving that it's never too late to pursue one's dream.

Susan Campbell enrolled at university at the age of 61 to pursue her longtime dream of becoming a fashion designer, w24.co.za reports.

The determined grandmother had put her dream on hold throughout her life to care and provide for her family.

Her passion started at a young age and she regularly designed her own clothes for parties she attended.

However, when she got married and started her family, Campbell had to work various jobs, such as waitressing and cooking, to earn an income.

She nevertheless continued designing at home, especially for her two children who are now adults.

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When the company Campbell worked for started downsizing four years ago, she found herself with more time on her hands.

She therefore took a loan and joined the University of Northampton to study fashion. A year later, she quit her job to focus on her studies.

Campbell obtained a national diploma and is now set to graduate with a degree later this year. She showcased her outstanding designs at her university's Graduate Fashion Week recently.

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Campbell hopes her story would inspire others:

One step at a time. The journey of a 1 000 miles starts with one step. Do what you can with what you’ve got and don’t let age be a barrier.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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