Story: Midlife adults

Change of direction

Change of direction

Some midlife adults make a radical career change out of dissatisfaction with their working lives. Horowhenua man Don Howden worked for 16 years as an insurance agent and later ran a flooring company. After a self-described midlife crisis, Howden and his wife Julie Sperring moved to a lifestyle block in Manakau, where they ran an organic free-range egg farm.

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Alison Gray, 'Midlife adults - Paid and voluntary work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/26826/change-of-direction (accessed 22 June 2021)

Story by Alison Gray, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018