Finding A Sense Of Meaning As An Ex-Athlete

Chris McCready | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Sport
Chris McCready

I'm now into my third year as an ex-athlete. Some days, I feel a real sense of purpose, others I'm still a little lost. I'm now left to my own devices after years of being told what to do, where to go, even what to wear, as a professional footballer. The world outside of sport does not have those same restrictions, which taken as a standalone point, is ultimately great, but I had gradually become institutionalised by the whole process.

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