Friday, October 04, 2013

Addison Fox: An Unexpected Stop

As a writer, it’s my job to write about life – the big moments, the small moments and the moments that take our breath away. So how can I do that—or keep doing that—if I don’t make sure I get out and experience moments of my own.

I had one of those moments last week. I was traveling on business with several colleagues and we took a small detour in our day and went apple picking in a beautiful Massachusetts orchard. Here I was, dressed in my professional clothes and heels, tromping through the orchard and plucking apples off the tree. We were only there for a half hour at most, but it was thirty minutes incredibly well spent and I loved it!

What I loved even more…. Doing something unexpected and off the beaten path.

When I got back in that car and continued on with my day’s meetings, my heart was lighter, my step had a bit more spring in it and my smile was a little wider. I’d had a few unexpected moments of fun and it was well worth the detour in my day.

What about you? When was the last time you took a detour? And how did it make you feel?

Thanks for joining me today!

By the way – the apple was delicious!!

Despite early ambitions of being a diver, a drummer or a doctor, Addison Fox happily discovered she was more suited to life as a writer. She lives in Dallas and - thankfully - doesn't have to operate on anyone. You can find her at her home on the web at Her latest book, THE LONDON DECEPTION, is out now from Harlequin Romantic Suspense.

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Linda Henderson said...

I think taking time out to do something unscheduled is good for everyone. Unfortunately I haven't been able to do that in awhile.

Laurie G said...

This past summer we decided to stop at Storybook Gardens in Sheboygan,WI with our then 19 month old granddaughter. Books are provided with reading areas as you visit a scene from a featured book. Cute idea! For example a barn with items from Charlotte's Web and Peter Rabbit and Pooh's Tree House. I can't wait to go again when our granddaughter is a little bit older.