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!

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Feb 8, 2019

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Fiona Dawn Lee
Fiona Dawn Lee 3 hours ago
Nancy  Kelley
Nancy Kelley 19 hours ago
I missed the biggest opportunity in my ENTIRE LIFE
Sienna Putmon
Sienna Putmon 4 days ago
I was at the beach and my sister almost drown in my arms
Carli And Brooklyn Power
700th like!
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Alexandra mesk 5 days ago
I love you. You 💣😘💕
Darin Althawadi
Darin Althawadi 57 minutes ago
You didn’t miss it😐
Kieona K
Kieona K 2 hours ago
Ok the title didn't match the story Bc u actually did make it
FxWbe YT
FxWbe YT 3 hours ago
I was late for school 🏫
Kevin Whelan
Kevin Whelan 6 hours ago
Hi I’m lil pump Esketiitttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt. Gucciiiii gangggggggggg.
jaspet 10 hours ago
You didn't miss it. You ALMOST missed it.
Finnegan Shannon
Finnegan Shannon 11 hours ago
3:10 I like trains
yisha ysabella
yisha ysabella 15 hours ago
the intro scared me omg
Noob Toater Msp and more
She's Well British Like Me.
Preslee Rogers
Preslee Rogers 17 hours ago
I was late for school on the end of the year tests
Your Small Animator
Your Small Animator 18 hours ago
The title should’ve said I *ALMOST* missed the journey of my life
Nancy  Kelley
Nancy Kelley 19 hours ago
I Missed the most important opportunity in my ENTIRE LIFE 🙁
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Click bait lol she didn’t rlly miss it
Jakey Bear
Jakey Bear Day ago
Is it just me or does she sound like Clara from Doctor Who
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I really dislike this amsr....
MG Skills
MG Skills Day ago
Laddies and gentlemen, you have been click bated.
Derpitude guy
Rewording title- 'I ALMOST missed the journey of my life' (still good but thought to put it out there)
Vurla Mony
Vurla Mony Day ago
I'm not interested
Rich Penkoski
You didn’t miss it wut
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The actually happened joke is now old..... ACTUALLY HAPPENED
Lil Alex and Alex Playz
Am always late to school
Evaline Mella
I love dancing with all of my heart. But I like hip hop type dancing
Her accent is beautiful 🙂
Cooking and Slime With Becca
Who else saw at the start where her mum put her head in her food.
alexis Adeline
alexis Adeline 2 days ago
You say to him that it's my life choice not yours make him feel bad
Eve Robins
Eve Robins 2 days ago
so unrealistic.
Fiza Haque
Fiza Haque 2 days ago
Lol I was awfully late to my singing contest. Somehow I managed it lololololol
Masteraidan09 ThePro
The title should be “ I almost missed etc
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default skin 2 days ago
Yo H
Naomi Talamantez
Naomi Talamantez 2 days ago
"If you have a story to share, E-mail it here and your story might become a video." well first things first...u don't even use ur own story! they just make it up and if it would be us of course it's gonna be made into a video all they want is money!
Emoji Girl
Emoji Girl 2 days ago
Aww! You look so cute with the bun and freckles! :)
Kind Planet
Kind Planet 2 days ago
All I can say is U R STUPID
Sunny Aj
Sunny Aj 2 days ago
1:35 is that a boy with a skirt?
Nora Silentvalley
They Miss title these. It's: I Almost Missed The Journey Of My Life
Disfish 2 days ago
Click bait she *didn't* miss the journey for her life at all...
sara Bailey
sara Bailey 2 days ago
5:25 Super Dad Coming 2019
Milla Laine
Milla Laine 2 days ago
1:10 mom’s eyebrows 😂
Ethar Alzubaidy
Ethar Alzubaidy 3 days ago
لماذا الاجنبيه ١٠٠٠٠٠٠ مشتر و العربيه ١١الف فقط
Bailey Ryan Rios
Bailey Ryan Rios 3 days ago
I don’t take Ballet because ballet is only for girls
FoxPlayz 3 days ago
Me with pokemon
joshua 007003
joshua 007003 3 days ago
You sound so dumb and look stupid god
SEVENTEEN Kpop 3 days ago
Omg I had a recital one time and I forgot my costume for ballet also, and the traveling was 1 hour and 45 minutes I was freaking out
Best dad ever
Parvana KARIMI
Parvana KARIMI 3 days ago
Lucky u made it to ur dream
One awesome angel
Deborah Kitty
Deborah Kitty 3 days ago
I love your voice
Clementine Everett
Also I just realized her name is Clara, which is cool considering that's the main character in the nutcracker
LpsMidapid 3 days ago
Reminds me of the book 'Out of My Mind', ecxept, it went better for Clara.
FunkyMedia 4 days ago
shootas _83
shootas _83 4 days ago
Are you tracer from Overwatch
OnionSimin 4 days ago
I swear to god this narrator is the same narrator for Leliana in Dragon Age??!!!
Jess Legati
Jess Legati 4 days ago
Well at least it was a happy ending
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sarah :3
{Cyber_ Diamond}
{Cyber_ Diamond} 4 days ago
We have something in common. (Maybe) Everytime I get stressed a LOT before my competitions, it goes GRET!!! I don't know why it works or helps, but it just DOES for some odd reason! Funny, huh! 🤦‍♀️😂
Fornite Time
Fornite Time 4 days ago
My name is Clara too😊
Hyper Driver
Hyper Driver 4 days ago
Umm I’m not a girl and me and my family are alleyways early
Frasperclip 4 days ago
0:20 on the left side the ballerina is doing a ballet dab😄
Ayah Elkhalifa
Ayah Elkhalifa 4 days ago
Who thinks she sounds like khara?
Oreo Potato chip
Oreo Potato chip 4 days ago
If you only read the red words it says “I missed my live”
Holly Lian
Holly Lian 4 days ago
so...... you didnt miss the "journey of your life" cool beans.
Patience Wood
Patience Wood 4 days ago
what time going to a gymnastics show and tell you this but I am broke my leg cuz I was trying to see where a triple backflip I fell on my face and broke my leg and my nose I couldn't train but I tried to do a little stuff with one leg but I couldn't
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Indoraptor 5 days ago
Don’t press read more like really YOO!!!WHAT ARE YOU DOING I TOLD YOU NOOOT TO PRESS IT!!!Jk you have Good luck 🍀👍
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This isn’t real stop watching
Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell 5 days ago
I hate your accent
Bethany Osuna
Bethany Osuna 5 days ago
Wow that’s bad but at least your dad helped you or else 😬😬
Crystal Starshine
Have they started making their videos longer?
liko gang
liko gang 5 days ago
I really didn´t understand the story and i lost 6min of my life but yeah god job
Coaster Brain
Coaster Brain 5 days ago
Acctuly happens story’s never happened
Jonathan 5 days ago
she sounds like tracer from overwatch. 0o0
Aoife Burnside
Aoife Burnside 5 days ago
I use to do ballet but I quit
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I love BTS 5 days ago
how old r u ???
Millie Coram
Millie Coram 5 days ago
That voice 😂 very British
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Alana Bush
Alana Bush 5 days ago
her voice is so cute!!
Alexandra mesk
Alexandra mesk 5 days ago
I need to tell you something 🙂🙂🙂
You was so lucky you made it
Jana Prpić
Jana Prpić 5 days ago
How do you forget one of your students, especially if they have a LEAD role wth?!?!?!
XXWolfi Playz
XXWolfi Playz 5 days ago
3:10 I like trains
Farah Imtiaz
Farah Imtiaz 5 days ago
Jessica Gacha
Jessica Gacha 5 days ago
Why do I have a feeling she's in the School of American Ballet
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raniya zainab 5 days ago
39 in trending
mickiemouseHM 5 days ago
6 mins of my precious time completely wasted. Enough said.
Avocadodolls J
Avocadodolls J 5 days ago
The Thumbnail is diffrent😐😑
It's Annsworld
It's Annsworld 5 days ago
Uhh I think the title should be: *I almost missed journey of my life* *ACTUALLY DIDN'T HAPPEN*
Pesky Trish
Pesky Trish 5 days ago
So, how does 'she' study? Math, Science? etc.
MVarik 5 days ago
So you didn't miss you just missed the train/bus
Joey McJagger
Joey McJagger 5 days ago
Mary Hester
Mary Hester 5 days ago
5:40 Donald Trump is that you?
Are Gup
Are Gup 5 days ago
✋🏽 here here.. the damn fast train of my life came and a took a 😴 nap.. 🤷🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️ missed my whole damn life
Home Arcas
Home Arcas 5 days ago
You didnt avtually míster it
Alexandre Phaneuf élève
Deep sympathy
Alexandre Phaneuf élève
How is it possible to forget the prima ballerina? What kind of teacher do you have.
The Duckless
The Duckless 5 days ago
Waiting for an epic disaster... 6:21.. I don't get it.
AshPOKE 5 days ago
I was awfully late to the bathroom!
EmoQwer. 5 days ago
Why are you trending in chile lol
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Rebecca Hoerter 5 days ago
Yay! Ur on trending!
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