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Feed Your Brain, Rock Star! Belated Birthday Edition

September 20, 2013

Natalie Wiser-Orozco
About a week and a half ago, I turned 36! Needless to say, I have been continuing the celebration all month. Fall is just around the corner (SUNDAY!), and it is officially time to get out those Halloween decorations. Yes!

Natalie Wiser-Orozco

For the past year, I’ve really had to do some soul-searching. I suppose soul searching will be a constant in my life forever – I always strive to improve some area of my life in some way. With all the death and cancer that has happened both in circles of my family and friends, I want to ensure that I live my life as happily and fully as I can.

Natalie Wiser-Orozco

So, to kick off my birthday year right, I wanted to do something a bit out of the ordinary – I wanted to get dolled up, and rock out for a photo shoot in the park! When I first told my mom about it, she said in her puzzled tone of voice, “Okay….” It made me second guess myself, but only for a moment, and we went with it. We ended up having tons of fun, laughed hard, got some great photos, and gave the park patrons a show.
Natalie Wiser-Orozco

We were silly the whole time, and I know it will go down as a birthday to remember! We were all happy. Mission accomplished!

In the past year, I’ve gone way far out of my comfort zone by attending events and conferences by myself, which is HUGE for me. I, and I’m sure along with many others, have terrible anxiety when it comes to face-to-face social interaction. Attending The Blogcademy was exhilarating, but at the same time: terrifying. Thirty bloggers, of which I was the only food blogger, congregated to get schooled on how to make a living doing what you love. I met another native Las Vegan, which admittedly is quite rare, bonded with a Los Angeles environmental designer, fell in love with a tea drinkin’ Tarot Reader, and was smitten by a Mexico City fashion designer/model. I didn’t even mention Gala, Shauna, and Kat!

Natalie Wiser-Orozco

All of these women have been such an inspiration to me in the past few months. It has greatly altered the course of my life, and I know I’m headed for some crazy, more anxiety ridden adventures, but I am OK with that. I’m a firm believer now that the more anxiety you experience, the better. You get used to it, and as a result become more confident in yourself.
Natalie Wiser-Orozco

Here’s to another year of growing, nurturing, and happiness!

Here are some things I’ve found interesting lately:

Until Next Time, Rock Stars!


  1. Cathy @ She Paused 4 Thought
    September 20, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I love this post. The photos of you and your mom are priceless. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Birthday Natalie, I wish you many more happy & healthy rockin’ years.

  2. John Easley
    September 20, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Great pics!! I would love to shoot you guys some time for fun!!

    • Natalie Wiser-Orozco
      September 25, 2013 at 7:50 am

      Thanks John! 😀 Dude, I’ll totally take you up on that offer!! 😀

  3. Korin Congdon
    September 21, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Those photos are amazing and you are all looking absolutely fabulous!!! Glad to see you celebrated, and are continuing to celebrate, in style… and having an amazing time doing it 🙂 Miss and love you all!!!

  4. Susie
    September 24, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Happy belated birthday. I love your tiara and dress.

  5. Angel
    October 24, 2013 at 5:21 pm



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