The girls of the Northerly Collective are back! In this post on the blog, Becca & Elizabeth share some main takeaways from time lakeside. While we’re on to new seasons and traditions, these learnings are truly evergreen and important to keep in mind whatever the season and scenery. Be sure to follow along for more nuggets of old-soul wisdom from these Northern-Wisconsin-living ladies at the NortherlyCollective.com or @northerlycollective. And be sure to check out the NORTHERLY VIBES sweatshirtwe designed in tandem that captures the essence of these five lessons so perfectly. Thanks again, girls!
We all need to slow down, unwind, and give ourselves a break sometimes. The Northwoods offers the ideal space to linger a little longer over a cup of coffee, be mesmerized by the dancing flames of a campfire, and let the gentle breeze rock you to sleep in a hammock. So if you need to take a deep breath of fresh air, point your compass North.
This is our Northwoods mantra. Since most of the activities that we love to do are outside, we can’t be bothered by inclement weather if we want to make the most of our time at the lake. So bundle up when it’s cold, put on a cute pair of rainboots when it rains, and jump in the lake often when it’s too hot. Just make sure that you get outside every single day.
Time at the lake reminds us of when we were kids. Becca grew up on the Shores of Trout Lake in Boulder Junction, and Elizabeth spent her summers on the shores of Rest Lake in Manitowish Waters. Maybe you have memories at your cabin or summer camp because you got to be free and silly and authentically yourself. Grab a board game (we love Bananagrams, Pictionary, and Catch Phrase), wear your high school sweatshirt, have a snowball fight, or jump in a huge pile of leaves.