A typical day
My classes start at 10 o'clock in the morning so that I can reserve the early hours for my morning jog. As I step out to do some warm ups, a gentle touch of fresh cold air greets me while the sunrise provides warm comfort – both seem to promise it will be a great day, just like the previous days. I meet familiar faces doing the same routine and exchange candid greetings – good morning, hi and hello. At the halfway mark of my run is the lake front. The tranquil water reflection of the clear blue sky and the bright sunshine offer a soothing effect on my tired feet that somehow enlivens me to continue back to the place where I started. This pretty much summarises my morning. In the afternoon, after class, I have all the time to visit nearby mall or grab some stuff in the groceries. The sun sets and the cold air slowly breezes, perfect time for a cup of tea and later play some movies.
In the afternoon, after class, I have time to visit the nearby mall to grab some groceries. The sun sets and the cold air sets in, a perfect time for a cup of tea and to later watch some movies.
Weekends bring excitement as they promise more time to visit new places. Aorangi Peak, Skyline in Fairy Springs, short out of town trips heading South to Taupo, or heading north to check out Ohope beach in Whakatane or Mount Maunganui in Tauranga could be part of the options. Certainly, all are worthy of time and effort. Sundays could bring you to St. Michael’s Church in Lake Road, St. Marys Church in Ranolf Road, or you can take a 30-minute drive to Tyburn Monastery.
How life could be more balanced than this? After class, you could either go home and start your research for your assessments or take a short walk in the Magical Park situated a couple of yards away from Toi Ohomai. If time permits, you can head East and have a relaxing time in Blue Lake. One exciting part of this short trip is that you will have to take a winding road with a series of dark green solidly-built trees on the side when all of a sudden, the breath-taking view of the lake appears in front of you. Time may be a luxury for some, but here in Rotorua the accessibility of places that define balanced lifestyle seem not to be affected by it, all you need is a good ride and a reliable mobile GPS.