My class starts at 10 in the morning, I 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 while sun rise provides warm comfort, both seem to promise it will be a great day, just like the previous days. You will meet familiar faces doing same routine, exchanging candid greetings – good morning, hi and hello. Halfway mark of my run is the lake front. The tranquil water reflection of the clear blue sky and the bright sunshine offer soothing effect on my tired feet that somehow enlivens them to carry me back to the place where I have 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.
Weekends bring excitement as they promise longer time to spare to visit more places. Aorangi Peak, Skyline in Fairy Springs, short out of town trips heading South to Taupo, or head North to check Ohope beach in Whakatane or Mount Maunganui in Tauranga could be part of the options, but certainly all worthy of time and effort. Sundays could bring you to St. Michael’s Church in Lake Road, St. Marys Church in Ranolf Road, or one 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 assessment or take a short walk in the Magical Park situated a couple of yards away from Toi O-Homai. 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.