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A Journey of Retirement, Injury and Transformation: Wendy Whelan

Updated: Jan 3, 2020

Brought to you by: Netflix

Retirement, injury, career transformation, loss of identity and friends... This must see docu-movie brought me to tears several times as I (sometimes painfully) connected to ballerina Wendy Whelan's journey.

Throughout her struggle she was never defeated. Here were some strategies I noticed her using: - Explored other alternatives in her field - Also explored other interests and parts of herself - Accepted continuous medical care and feedback - Public commitment to her career transition + transformation

And in the end, a new perspective...

"You weren't living your life like a chessboard [anymore]. You were just ... dancing."

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