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by Vikram Padval
I had a dream about being a professional soccer player. From what I remember, the dream started off with me on the field with Arsenal. I was at the training field in London and it was a rainy day. Initially I was warming up with all the players and then somehow playing in a game the next second in front of a packed stadium. There was plenty of atmosphere with fans singing and yelling. The field had puddles of rain and was completely waterlogged and nearly unplayable. Everytime the ball was passed, it would just stop in the mass of water. I remember being really nervous and that I actually scored an own goal by thinking my own goal was the opposing team's goal. I was super embarrassed and mortified and when I heard all the players yelling at me I woke up. At least that is what I partially remember because the next second I was relieved to be in my bed free from any sort of pressure. I guess this was kind of a nightmare that I never want to relive.
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