A self-proclaimed “closet alcoholic,” Concha Flores struggled with drinking for 25 years. As a little girl, she lost her dad in a drunk-driving crash. He and her uncle had been drinking. Her father was behind the wheel, drunk, and they both died. She also recalls when her kids found her passed out with bottles around her. Painful memories! She tears up as she talks about the past.
“I read about other tragedies. I’m so thankful I never hurt anybody.”
Then, she became an empty nester. Her youngest of three children was going into the Navy. Concha was in her 40s and decided to pour her heart and soul into something else and finally quit her alcohol addiction.
“If I can reach just one person by sharing my story, then it’s worth it.”
She owns “His & Hers Upscale Thrift.” Come July 1st, it will be eight years since opening, six years at the location on Andrews Highway. Before opening her own business, she spent her career managing businesses for others.
Her youngest daughter now works alongside her. Crystal Luna is a Shift Manager at the store. Concha says this year has been challenging but believes things will turn around. She’s proud to live in Odessa and says we have such a supportive community.
She also has a heart for helping others. Concha always does what she can to give back. She truly enjoys doing that for the Jesus House and West Texas Crisis Center.
This Odessan is an example of how you can turn your life around at any age and shoot for your dreams!
Location: 2009 Andrews Highway