In my mid-fifties, I have lived in Auckland, NZ my whole life, been with the man since I was 15, and worked in the same field for 38 years. With the three children now adults, the man and I decided it was time to change things up, and live differently. We set a target of two years to do this. In September 2016 I left my job and we put our house on the market. In January 2017 the man and I moved to a small lifestyle block, 25 minutes drive from Whangarei (pop 56,000). We are now getting to grips with country life, and yes, we are having oodles of fun as we navigate this new pathway.