From My Acting Days: How Holding Open a Door Changed My Life

Nathan and the Door!

Here we are on the streets of Los Angeles—on San Vicente to be specific!


I’ve been recently housesitting in the mid-Wilshire area, and on my walk to Marianne Williamson’s weekly talks on A Course in Miracles, I wandered past an office building that took me back to October 2009

Nathan Patrick Agin - The Actor!

one of my headshots at the time. you’d hire this guy, right? :)


Almost three years ago, when I was still living in a (sweet!) guest house in the Valley, working a rewarding part-time day job, and acting whenever I could (in fact, I was in stand-up classes at the time).

So it’s before I got rid of all my possessions and started living out of a backpack (or two); before I went to Hawaii for $5, and traveled to different US cities almost every week; and before I started working completely virtually!

On this particular day in October of 2009, I was another actor in LA, doing some actor-ly stuff—and then my life changed…




More on the Integrity Gap discussion.


PS – if you’re in LA, I highly encourage you to check out Marianne’s talks. At least once. :)

  • Part spiritual teacher, part Q+A, part stand-up. Plus, it’s amazingly inspiring to watch someone do what they are here to do! She’s pretty awesome.
  • Every Monday night at the Saban Theatre (Wilshire & La Cienega) @ 7:30 pm. Admission is $15, but no one is turned away.
  • Free parking at the garage south of Wilshire at La Cienega and Gregory Way, on the west side of the street.


PPS – I’ll be doing a fuller post about this next week, but I entered the Awesome Food contest, and have a shot to win a trip to the Food Network offices in New York, lunch with an Awesome Trustee, and $1000!

Vote for Nathan's Healthy Travel Food show!

I pitched a new show: a Healthy Travel Food program focused on where to find the healthiest food when you’re on the road: where to dine and where to shop! Plus, we’ll be learning about nutrition and sharing recipes! I’d love your support (most votes win), and appreciate you spreading the word! :)

Watch my Pitch Video and Vote!



So—back to the video up top:

Have you ever had one of those “spin-around-on-a-dime” moments because you *knew* you needed to do something? How’d it go?

I’d love to hear your response + any other thoughts you have below.


Thanks for being along for the ride… :)


Looking forward to learning more!





Former life: actor/office worker/virtual assistant; lived in Los Angeles for 11 years. Since then: sold nearly everything, took a $5 flight to Hawaii, lived there for 3 months, wrote an eGuide about all of it, and still traveling. Currently: digital nomad - looking to improve myself, have fun and serve others.