I shared with you recently about how my family does not live the typical daily home life, but how we belong to a wonderfully chaotic life and community called "the boarding school life". I also mentioned that in coming blog posts, I would share with you some of the special ways that Hill (and boarding school life in general) makes everyday life that much sweeter.
So this morning I thought I'd share a piece of Hill life that brings me particular joy on a daily basis.
This is our Hill gym. Nothing too fancy, it's your typical high school gym, complete with a couple of gymnasiums, a swimming pool, squash courts, and a pretty cool field house.
However, there are a few things that make me LOVE this place!
First of all, it's about 200 yards from my front door to this building.
Second, I have my own key, and so I can come in and work out at 6am when no one else in my house (nor most of the Hill homes) is awake.
And third, when I walk into this sweet room each morning, I'm sometimes the only one there!
Now don't get me wrong. I do love spending my early morning workouts along side some of the fab few- women (and maybe a couple of men) who are up just as early gettin' it done! Ladies, you know who you are!
But sometimes, it's just so nice to be alone in here. To have the whole place to myself. To sweat alone, and work hard alone, and start the day off with power.
And when I walk out of that room, and head back home (just a 2 minute walk- how sweet!) I walk past these amazing Hill School team photos and am inspired by the young athletes who smile back at me.
And sometimes, I'll even stop and smile at two special faces staring back at me and remember the love story of two teacher/coaches who met, fell in love, and got married right here on campus (a blog post for another day), and I'll go home to the wonderful family those two have made together!
And THAT is just one of the many reasons why I love this place!