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Shelly Escobar

Age: 57

Packaging/Graphic Designer

"Stay the course of your goals and dreams. Don’t let others discourage you. Do good. Be good. Great things will happen for you."

Shelly Escobar

What is the best thing about being your age?

Knowing myself and the ways of the world better.

What hardships have you endured that you feel have made you stronger?

Losing my brother as a young adult. And divorces. I call it “creating little scares”

– it toughens you up for future losses. And I learned to forgive.

What is your favorite thing you have checked off your bucket list?

Having a successful career in design.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Healthy, Happy Family. No drama.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Self-doubt.

what is your greatest extravagance?

Trip to Spain and Italy.

What is your most treasured possession?

My family.

what do you consider your greatest achievement?

My career as designer. Raising a smart, successful, beautiful daughter, and having a good, loving, strong marriage.

What is a trait you are most proud of?

Creativity.

What do you most value in your friends?

Honesty and openness.

What is your motto or favorite quote?

The Golden Rule: Do on to others what you want them to do on to you. What advice would you give your younger self?

Stay the course of your goals and dreams. Don’t let others discourage you. Do good. Be good. Great things will happen for you.

Words of wisdom for younger women

Everything you do between the ages of 16 – 18 will dictate the direction in your life. Make your decisions based on your future. If you have goals and aspirations don’t let others steer you away from it. Stay the path. You never want to say “I could have, I should have, I would Have!”

Additional Thoughts on aging...

I love getting older. There’s no more wondering if my life will turn out successful. I’ve done it and now I can enjoy it!

Shelly Escobar
Shelly Escobar