This has been a great summer so far. I spent my birthday in Miami, I have a great “survival” job. My manager doesn’t mind me taking time off to audition, and I’m currently working on an independent feature film.

With so much good going on it would be easy to think nothing “bad” would or could happen. Alas things don’t always go according to plan. It’s easy to think about what I personally could have done to foresee an incident or even to escape consequences. But then the lesson would be lost.

When everything goes according to “plan” we don’t walk by faith, but by performance charts, goal setting, pay scale. Every once and a while things get shaken up to see where our hearts lie. Reevaluate our intentions and renew our faith.

Change is good. If anything is not going according to plan that means it is time to take a step back take note of your hearts desire.

I learned that this week while working on set over the paste few weeks. I’m looking forward to the next time I will be on set. In the meantime I have time allow other opportunities to manifest. Right now that’s good enough for me.

Nathaniel J. Ryan