There’s a secret beach on the shores of Lake Michigan. I’ll never tell.¬†?¬†Up North, as we Michiganders like to say, is one of my favorite¬†places to be. I’ve been spending time there almost every single summer of my life – different lakes, different cottages, different trees. I love to rockhound¬†(it’s really a thing!) and to be with the trees. The smell of pine and the beauty of birch fills me up until I can find my way back each year.