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Soccer brings me joy but it also brings me pain and anxiety.

It can make me feel like a million bucks but it could also make me feel like I’ve had my heart ripped out my chest.

Why?

It gives me something to believe in.

It’s the treat at the end of the week that I look forward to all week.

While none of the sports teams I follow have won anything in the past couple of years, I still watch and root for them.

It’s my Disneyland.

It’s my heroin.

It’s my life.

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INFJ. Former tour manager. Geek. Soccer. Co-Founder of Mouth Off Network. Host of the Onward and Upward podcast. Freelance writer and digital media guy.

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