Turning your back on the American dream for a new life in New Zealand.

Is it possible, for a couple in their late fifties to leave everything behind, move to the other side of the world and create a new life in New Zealand?  

It certainly is. Not only is it possible but, according to some, it is what keeps you young and life exciting!

In this week’s show, I talked with Sheri. Sheri was the director of a hospital in the USA. She and her husband Dan spent the past thirty years building a comfortable life together for themselves and their family. 

And then two of her children moved to New Zealand and took the grandchildren with them.

So what did Dan and Sheri do? They stepped out of the American dream and they followed their hearts. They opted for an adventure. They started all over again.

This is their story.




Map of New Zealand. Starting a new life in new Zealand

Have you ever thought about starting a new life in New Zealand?


Starting a New Life in New Zealand. The Details

In this week’s show, Sheri talks about:

  • How she and her husband came to the decision to move to New Zealand
  • Leaving her son and his children back in the USA
  • Returning to being a bedside nurse in NZ after spending years as a director of a hospital
  • Renting a home after years of being a homeowner
  • How the move has affected her and her husband, Dan
  • Working in a New Zealand hospital
  • The positives and negatives of moving to New Zealand.


A woman who has started a new life in New Zealand

Meet Sheri!


If you are moving to New Zealand then you will love this show. It will also serve as a reminder of how important it is to surround yourself with like-minded people whenever you are about to tackle something as huge as moving to the other side of the world. You don’t have to do it alone.

Sheri and Dan are valuable and treasured members of our private community (that we affectionately call the NZ Slackers!). The input that they offer to those going through this same journey is priceless.


Connect with Sheri & other like-minded adventurers by becoming a member of our NZ Ahead Community!

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Sign up HERE, and I will send you my FREE Moving to and Living in New Zealand Guide. A 5 Part Video Series! At the end of the series, you will be offered details of how to become a member of our inspiring and growing private NZ Ahead community.




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Behind The Scenes Podcast Episodes

(Where we share the things that are happening in our lives right now).

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Episode #2: Our Son at 20. Homeschooled. No College. Three Jobs.

Episode #3: We Met Online. The Māori Subscribers Who Changed Our Lives.

Episode #4: The REAL Reason We Left the UK.

Episode #5: Quitting School. Now What?

Episode #6. Dealing With The Mistakes You Make Online


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