We had the good fortune of connecting with Myra Escalera and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Myra, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
My work-life balance has definitely improved over the last few years as I’ve made it more of a priority within my life. I went from working in an office to going full-time remote over the last 7 years and I truly enjoy not having to commute to work. Yet, when I think about balance it’s being able to do the things you love the most at an equal or more part with work. We spend so much of our time at work that I find that it’s important to set boundaries to be able to take care of yourself first so you can live a life you enjoy. That means filling it as much of whatever makes you happy, for which for me is spending quality time with my loved ones and exploring new places to eat and drink along with traveling.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’m a marketing/advertising professional with over 7+ years working in B2B. I extremely well versed in the ins and outs of the industry including digital marketing and social media. I’ve worked my way up from the bottom and I still roll my sleeves up to help coach those who are willing to learn. I believe that trial and error, and perseverance are what make me fundamental at my job. Some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way are to read between the lines, network, and keep learning no matter what.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh, my favorite spots around the city are… For Drinking/Eating: Beach Plum Kitchen – Carlsbad Gonzo Ramen – Carlsbad Bellamy’s – Escondido The Bellows – San Marcos Hunsaker – Escondido Casero – Carlsbad Latchkey Brewing – Downtown SD Cordiano Winery – Escondido Din Tai Fung – La Jolla Smokin Bird BBQ – Fallbrook Raised by wolves – La Jolla Cody’s – La Jolla The Cottage – La Jolla Herringbone – La Jolla For Visiting: Coronado Island Highway 101 sightseeing though the beach cities and stopping by the tiny shops to help local businesses Encinitas Botanical Gardens Downtown Encinitas Carlsbad Beach Wine tasting – Temecula/Escondido area Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mom, dad, and partner for always being supportive of what endeavor I take on, they always cheer me on. Most importantly they’re always there to ground me and keep me humble.

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