I Missed The Journey Of My Life

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Hello, this is Clara. A couple of weeks ago she made a mistake that almost ruined her life. Here’s the story.
Clara is a ballet dancer. Her parents really don’t have much of an interest in any kind of art, but her grandma loves theater and ballet. So when she was about six, she found a book about classical ballet on her bookshelf. And as she was turning the pages looking at the pictures of ballerinas, she began to…fall in love. They looked so…graceful and weightless and…gorgeous! Later, her grandma showed her videos from “Swan Lake”, and that was the point of no return.
Her parents actually tried to ignore her as she started talking about ballet non-stop, but they didn’t have a chance. After about a month, she had an audition with a ballet teacher…and she told her that she had no future, that she was too “heavy.” That turned out not to be true, but she cried through the whole of the next day, and her parents took her to a bigger ballet school that’s like, super hard to get in to. The teachers took one look at her and they said that she was born to become a ballerina. But she had to wait a couple of years, since they only accepted girls who were eight or older.
And her parents were really happy about that, because they were sure that she’d forget about ballet within a couple of months. But they couldn’t have been more wrong. Every week she became more and more obsessed with ballet. Millions and millions of fouettes were practiced in front of the mirror in their living room.
And so, of course, Clara spent her eighth birthday applying to ballet school. And they said yes!
And that's when it all began. Classes almost everyday, teachers with perfect posture, and so much to learn.
She’s fifteen now, and her last seven years have all been about ballet. At the age of 12, she started living in the school dorm Monday through Friday, since the school is about an hour and a half by car from her hometown.
Okay...she’s probably gotten a little deeper into the details here than was necessary. Anyway, by now she had already performed at a lot of shows and ballet competitions. And, of course, she started in corps-de-ballet, which means shewas dancing as a part of the ensemble, and the girls who were a little older played the parts of principal dancers - or, as their teachers like to call them “prima ballerinas.” And she had been patiently waiting for her chance to be one.
And it finally happened about six months ago.
The big piece for the new semester was Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty.” And you know what? Clara was chosen to be the prima ballerina. She was SO happy. And of course, she started practicing two or even three times as much as sheused to. They all knew that in December one of the most prestigious ballet contests would take place, and that their school usually participated in it.
A few weeks later, her teacher announced that they really WERE taking part in the contest with their “Sleeping Beauty” piece. Which meant…yes, you guessed right - that Clara was going be the principal dancer. All this was happening at the same time… it was just like a dream come true. She couldn't even stop to think about what kind of opportunities this would create for her.
So every year, all of the girls that take part in the performance together with some of the teachers travel to the city where the contest takes place by train. And Clara was totally fine with that; she loves trains.
So she and her mom started packing her stuff a week before departure, being careful not to forget anything, and also - to be ready for anything that might happen. Basically, she took so much stuff with her that if her leg fell off five minutes before the show, she'd have figured out what to do.
The train departed at 9 am, and the night before the trip she couldn’t get to asleep. She was replaying all of the possible scenarios over and over again in her head, and she was so excited and scared at the same time that she didn’t really close her eyes until 5 am, which meant she only slept for about an hour - and it certainly wasn’t a peaceful form of sleep at all.
Then she woke up feeling really weird. Her dad took her to the station and wished her luck; they all gathered in a station hall, and they had about an hour until their train was due to leave.
So some of the girls went to buy snacks, some were just chatting; but Clara didn’t really want to talk to anyone since she felt terrible thanks to her sleepless night. She just wanted to concentrate and listen to the music she was supposed to perform to that evening. It must have been the millionth time she listened to it.
To know more about Clara and her situation watch this video to the end!

Music by Epidemic Sound: www.epidemicsound.com


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Feb 8, 2019

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Maria Boteva
Maria Boteva 3 days ago
where can I send u my ballet story?
Farzana Malik
Farzana Malik 13 days ago
ACTUALLY HAPPENED You’re such a 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧But my real home is in 🇰🇪I’m six years oldgood person
Farzana Malik
Farzana Malik 13 days ago
ACTUALLY HAPPENED Something similar to what happened to the grampa happened to my grandpa you got cancer
I’m Jeff
I’m Jeff 2 months ago
ACTUALLY HAPPENED that was inspiring
Jessica Taylor
Jessica Taylor 2 months ago
I never thought i will never get this many replis
Creeper Animations
Her:I miss the journey of my life **Got there right in time anyway**
Brianna olaya
Brianna olaya 3 days ago
why tf do people always beg for likes? like if agree :)
Reagan Ward
Reagan Ward 3 days ago
... school
Susu Alsheikh
Susu Alsheikh 6 days ago
I’m glad the story ended with a happy ending
Paris Gordon
Paris Gordon 7 days ago
German militaria Collector
Alex Risvik
Alex Risvik 8 days ago
If you're going to be a ballerina, you're going to have to be cut throat in protecting yourself from sabotage. Other dancers will try to screw you over at any opportunity. Don't close your eyes around any of them.
Fanny Zhang
Fanny Zhang 9 days ago
I was late for dinner
Kayla Mohamed
Kayla Mohamed 9 days ago
Ok this was good😘
Niki R
Niki R 9 days ago
Waittt what kind of teacher is that. I think it was no accident
Stephanie Rojas
Stephanie Rojas 10 days ago
Director: how many times do you want to use this voice? Actually happened: Yes.
rani Miro
rani Miro 10 days ago
The same British girl again!!!!!!!!!
Paris Gordon
Paris Gordon 7 days ago
Celine Channel
Celine Channel 11 days ago
" *I LiKe TRaiNS* "
Rosana Rahim
Rosana Rahim 12 days ago
My dad my dad kidnapped me when I was 3
Rosana Rahim
Rosana Rahim 12 days ago
Rosana Rahim
Rosana Rahim 12 days ago
Joseline Martinez
Joseline Martinez 12 days ago
Love your video so much.
Animation Safe
Animation Safe 12 days ago
The title is cocktail she didn't even miss the show
Dominic Luthje
Dominic Luthje 12 days ago
#1 she didn’t fucking miss it #2 it wasn’t the most important opportunity in her life
Just Browsing
Just Browsing 13 days ago
When people can't take no for an answer! lol
Donuts07 D
Donuts07 D 15 days ago
You ”ALMOST” did not lose the Journey of your life
Jungkook is my Husbandu
This is why you take a REGISTER
Mia The Unicorn Cat Lover
Why do they all have the same voices?
Happy Cupcake
Happy Cupcake 19 days ago
WARNING: spoilers The title says she missed it yet she actually made it
Blue Angel
Blue Angel 21 day ago
Hi... Read more
Salma Mohamed
Salma Mohamed 21 day ago
Me: sees thumbnail Thumbnail: i missed the journey of my life Me: reads the part"my life" and i suddenly start singing that song that goes all like:" My li-i-i-iiiife. ooh ooh ooooo ooh its gonna be the best day of my liiiiife... my li-i-i-ife"
Gaiidn Alderaibi
Gaiidn Alderaibi 24 days ago
Yeah my bro was two days late to a camping trip don’t ask how lol
Gabriella Sanchez
Gabriella Sanchez 25 days ago
why does the girl look lowkey like Life with Mak
Grace Elliott
Grace Elliott 25 days ago
At 0:30 how is the book flying she’s not holding it
Different is Better
You didn't go to *actual* school??
sisters love vlog
sisters love vlog 25 days ago
My name is clara too!!
Just. h1d
Just. h1d 27 days ago
Proud of you
Tock Tick tock
Tock Tick tock 27 days ago
I do ballet too!!!!
Donald Trump
Donald Trump 28 days ago
So how did you miss the journey of your life the title is so wrong lol.
Panda Day's are good panda
Clara: hi I'm Clara I am ballerinny Me: what the - Tiny lady: Oh hey guys dat girl is AAA
Chibuoyim Onyejiaka
That's so mean why didn't they wake her up? She was a prima ballerina! They are so rude
chrystal gopal
chrystal gopal Month ago
so happy it worked out for you!
My Channel
My Channel Month ago
Hi! I'm Laura, I'm ugly as you know that. I've been so sick by my own *PIMPLES.* 💮
Alise Donina
Alise Donina Month ago
Wait is it easy for you danc bale!?
dari velkova
dari velkova Month ago
4:05 I listen to the music I dance to like 1000 times a day😂
Shrek boi
Shrek boi Month ago
Next episode; I just found out I have fingers! ACTUALLY HAPPENED
Shrek boi
Shrek boi Month ago
Next episode; I just found out I have fingers! ACTUALLY HAPPENED
the title should be I was late for the journey of my life because she didn't miss anything but her childhood
Jayla Starr
Jayla Starr Month ago
Michal Solnica
Michal Solnica Month ago
How could your leg fall off?
Michal Solnica
Michal Solnica Month ago
How did they lose the prima ballrina?
Taylor Rowles
Taylor Rowles Month ago
I love bell
Michal Solnica
Michal Solnica Month ago
I dance too
Michal Solnica
Michal Solnica Month ago
I live ballet
the Oregon's girl
Awww her dad is so kind!💗
Tewobstya Tsegaye
why is the title I Missed The Journey Of My Life when she still got it (her journey of her life) wth
Ekhlas Tariq
Ekhlas Tariq Month ago
I was late bay doing my homork ever day
KatyKiller AndtheSuspects
It should be called "I Almost Missed the Most Important Trip of My Life" bc technically she didn't miss it
Alshimaa Elbakshishi
0:17 she looks like a Ork wearing Yello socks on his head and climbing backwards XD
Alexander Pham
Alexander Pham Month ago
Adam plays games and vlogs
0:20 the girl on the side looks like she’s dabbing XD
Lojine Abou Shamaa
I love ballet
Tobe Month ago
Shoutout to her dad for driving her 6 hours straight!
Memoona Jameel
Memoona Jameel Month ago
I was i hade to give book to my friend in 1 day and iwas sleeping
Great Unicorn
Great Unicorn Month ago
She was sleeping beauty
Meghan Bell
Meghan Bell Month ago
Well my mom is always late every where we go she is late to work she’s late to church pretty much everywhere. So let’s get back to the store one day I was getting ready for a traditional thing we do at my church every year for easter so we say our speeches and sing a song and maybe if we’re lucky do a play. I have never ever ever ever in 8 years been late the night before I was expecting to be on time and everything be great and awesome so the next day I put on my pretty dress my mom did my hair until my mom gets a call and all I’m thinking mom come on we will be late and of course it’s my brother.!!! Calling to say THE GIRL TO DO MY HAIR FOR EASTER DID NOT SHOW UP and my mom puts down the phone calm still doing my hair. Anyway my BROTHER comes home and since I was done getting dressed my mom did his hair!!!!! And after his hair her hair and than she had to get dressed so as you can tell we were rushing out the car my was driving talking about how we’re going to be late and if we are late how you will fill. We finally get there and as you can tell the kids were already doing there speeches and sung the song I tried to hold it in but I cried they called me up to go I just couldn’t go up there I was so scared and my face was full with tears. But this story doesn’t end bad I got to say my speech but it just wasn’t the same. Next easter I really hope this doesn’t happen again do yiu have anhthing similar?
Terryn Banner
Terryn Banner Month ago
Find the cute face 😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫 can't find it? Thats because the cute face is reading this right now
Unkown Pig
Unkown Pig Month ago
You didnt miss it though
J.M Bee
J.M Bee Month ago
I have one advice for you never!! Lose hope!!!!!! (Sorry if my grammar is wrong)
Santiago Castro
Santiago Castro Month ago
Me:{makes a mistake} Parents:IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD!!
Izabella Twenter-Savvenas
hi Read more
Paulina Castillo
Did you win first place
Sean Chan
Sean Chan Month ago
I was late for school but i made it in time in one minute
C L Month ago
What is ballet
snowbird Month ago
Wow what a good dad, but that teacher should’ve been more careful to make sure she got on the train with them. It’s her responsibility to make sure those students are safe and Anything could’ve happened.
Doraluz Hernandez
I saw this story before..
Winston The Posh TURTLE
Me: reads the tital of the video *i missed the journey of my life* Me: watches video Me: YOU DID NOT MISS IT YOU ALMOST MISSED IT!!!!!
Beccaxkoalas 28
Beccaxkoalas 28 Month ago
I sneezed in class ACTUALLY HAPPENED
Rivky B
Rivky B Month ago
From that alone, you can see Gd is in control.
Adela Evangelista
Find the crying cat: 😹😹😹😹😿😹😹😹😹😹😹 Find the two people: 👤👤👥👤👤👤👤👤👤👤👤 Find the boy: 👩🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️👨🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍⚕️ Find the black eyeglasses: 👓👓👓👓👓🕶👓👓👓👓👓👓 Find the odd one out: 🐑🐏🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑 Find the green one: ⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️🥎⚾️ Find the 📲: 📱📱📱📱📱📲📱📱📱📱📱📱 Find the ⌛️: ⏳⏳⏳⌛️⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳⏳ Find the 🛀🏻: 🛁🛁🛁🛁🛁🛁🛀🏻🛁🛁🛁🛁🛁 Find the ✉️: 📩📩📩📩📩✉️📩📩📩📩📩📩 Find the peach book: 📙📙📙📙📙📙📙📔📙📙📙📙 Find the odd one out: 🖊🖊🖊🖊🖊🖋🖊🖊🖊🖊🖊🖊 Find the odd one out: ⛔️⛔️⛔️📛⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️⛔️ Find the Number one: 0️⃣1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Find the small sun: 🔆🔆🔆🔆🔅🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆🔆 Find the 🛃: 🛃🛂🛂🛂🛂🛂🛂🛂🛂🛂🛂🛂 Find the odd one out : 🔻🔺🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻 Find the odd one out: 🇹🇩🇮🇨🇹🇩🇹🇩🇹🇩🇹🇩🇹🇩🇹🇩🇹🇩🇹🇩🇹🇩🇹🇩 Sorry but this is just a game
Adela Evangelista
Me: Sry if is so short because i did It for 2hr Mom: oh I don’t care Dad : are you... Mom : sry sry are you happy now Dad : don’t be rude Mom : *cryed* i-i am s-s-so SORRY dad : ... Me : ... Mom : uh ha ha so Dad :ok Me done talking yet Mom: maybe... Dad : this is weird Me : i i am just going to do my homework Mom: i will cook something Dad : ok than i will read the news paper TBC..
Adela Evangelista
I am almost late of the poem competition
iiUnicorn Lover
iiUnicorn Lover Month ago
The title is misleading It should be called, How I almost was late for the most exciting day!
Rachel Enrique
Rachel Enrique Month ago
I ACTUALLY thought it was going to end in a disaster
Galaxy Gaming 3.0
Galaxy Gaming 3.0 2 months ago
I fell in a black hole and got home..... Accualy happened.
Jasmine_rice_ 2 months ago
I was late to Gekyumes circumcision
Tutorials and Fun with me
tootashoota 2
tootashoota 2 2 months ago
Nobody cares if
J McKinney
J McKinney 2 months ago
i am beautiful are you read backwards
Huh Yuh
Huh Yuh 2 months ago
I’ve been late to every orchestra concert I’ve been to and I always leave my instrument at school when I can’t get to it cause the door is locked 🙄
Tiana Yu
Tiana Yu 2 months ago
The title said she missed it... she actually made it to the performance
Marialisa Gianfrancesco
Dearna Daily Rainbow blog sunshine
I was almost late to makeup for my singing competition the video posted by @Yotsak Prasittisar
Liinu Keränen
Liinu Keränen 2 months ago
Danny Brown
Danny Brown 2 months ago
Brother. l
Melissa Perks
Melissa Perks 2 months ago
I was on the way to a football match (don’t really like them anyway) but I was on the train and so many people were in the way that I could not get off the train and had to get off at the next stop but luckily had my phone on me so I could text my mum to pick me up. It was very scary being alone in the middle of no were!!!
andreia x
andreia x 2 months ago
I was bullied. Actually happened
Pompon Unicorn
Pompon Unicorn 2 months ago
I love ballet!!!
Mischa Haycraft
Mischa Haycraft 2 months ago
I was late for my primary graduation party, and missed my award ;-;
Sabine Zavari
Sabine Zavari 2 months ago
Im a Ballerina 🤣
Spinner Plays
Spinner Plays 2 months ago
I clickbaited 1.5 million people
Matthew Boeding
Matthew Boeding 2 months ago
I’m a KISS fan and I went to my first and only concert on March tenth 2019, that is the date I will never forget. When I first became a fan, I knew only 3 or 4 songs, but I knew I would never forget them. After I found out that there would be a concert in Moline, Illinois I told my parents the second they got home, my dad said they knew that there was a KISS concert going on. He said that the tickets came out on Friday, and the Friday he came home, i asked, “DID YOU GET THE TICKETS, DID YOU GET THE TICKETS.” My dad was acting mysterious, and later he said, “I got them.” I cheered, I went to the concert and I will never forget it The moral is my parents just thought it was a phase, but it was much more, it was an obsession, but a good one, I still listen to KISS music today, and I know about 20-25 songs that they made and I will try to convene my parents to buy me ticket to another concert, hell I even offered to buy them, but they still say no
Shyee Vee
Shyee Vee 2 months ago
Look at the black girls leg moving up and down at 2:44
MR ELVIS 2 months ago
M from Sweden bitch Sweden look at T series beat by Sweden
Sunset Flames
Sunset Flames 2 months ago
I wanna be a sexy ass ballerina! Wait i missed my trip to food poisoning! God damnit!
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