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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I’m Jeff
I’m Jeff 5 days ago
ACTUALLY HAPPENED that was inspiring
Jessica Taylor
Jessica Taylor 17 days ago
I never thought i will never get this many replis
shreya vishwakarma
shreya vishwakarma 19 days ago
Even I want to share my story
Creative Crystals
Was late for school. ACTUALLY HAPPENED.
connor Fitzpatrick
Nobody cares if
J McKinney
J McKinney 4 days ago
i am beautiful are you read backwards
Huh Yuh
Huh Yuh 6 days 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 8 days 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 10 days ago
Danny Brown
Danny Brown 10 days ago
Brother. l
Mr.VictoryTV 10 days ago
Dude I really do think the girl that wasn't happy was responsible for leaving you back at the station
Melissa Perks
Melissa Perks 11 days 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!!!
A and E *#*
A and E *#* 11 days ago
I was bullied. Actually happened
Pompon Unicorn
Pompon Unicorn 11 days ago
I love ballet!!!
Mischa Haycraft
Mischa Haycraft 12 days ago
I was late for my primary graduation party, and missed my award ;-;
Sabine Zavari
Sabine Zavari 12 days ago
Im a Ballerina 🤣
Spinner Plays
Spinner Plays 13 days ago
I clickbaited 1.5 million people
Matthew Boeding
Matthew Boeding 13 days 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 14 days ago
Look at the black girls leg moving up and down at 2:44
M from Sweden bitch Sweden look at T series beat by Sweden
Woo Fis
Woo Fis 15 days ago
its cancer
Sunset Flames
Sunset Flames 15 days ago
I wanna be a sexy ass ballerina! Wait i missed my trip to food poisoning! God damnit!
Sydney Obedoza
Sydney Obedoza 15 days ago
Lol i can relate to her earphones 4:11
Luca Vassallo
Luca Vassallo 17 days ago
why does it say you MISSED the journey of your life when actually you made it?
shreya vishwakarma
shreya vishwakarma 19 days ago
Hey where are the likes can you put them again
Felipe Flores
Felipe Flores 19 days ago
Are you british
Mia Sharaf
Mia Sharaf 20 days ago
Chea Gamer
Chea Gamer 20 days ago
I once was late for school
Piedad Avendano
Piedad Avendano 21 day ago
Um if you’re 🦵 fell of you would have it covered
Roblox_girl hoe
Roblox_girl hoe 21 day ago
Mabye thier friends wanned to be the pricipal because they forgot her and plus when she came a girl was already dressed
Ping Pong Ding Dong
3:23 *_WHERE DID THAT LEG COME FROM now i am seeking cringe °_°_*
Kiana KrazyToys
Kiana KrazyToys 24 days ago
IM 8
Tokjej 36
Tokjej 36 25 days ago
3:10 I like trains
emma tuzlic
emma tuzlic 26 days ago
shes kind of like “Dancing with Mackenzie” 💕
Fabiola Echeverria
Fabiola Echeverria 26 days ago
and the best dad award goes to this girl father
Tiny Box Tim
Tiny Box Tim 27 days ago
We heading to victor Harbour soon for 1-4 days school camp
coeurenpoche 27 days ago
I'm happy that you still got to do your part
Arsh Goyal
Arsh Goyal 27 days ago
I got late for my physics exam in 12 th class & that was the worst day of my life & because of that I left 30 % of the paper unattempted & it was horrible after that.
oskuboi [GD]
oskuboi [GD] 27 days ago
2020 anyone?
Cat Lover
Cat Lover 28 days ago
"I love trains" OH SHOOT!
Ganbaatar Dashka
Ganbaatar Dashka 28 days ago
vappio 28 days ago
I almost missed my school field trip. That would go halfway around the world.
DAKING 4500 28 days ago
Drawing Made Easy
Drawing Made Easy 29 days ago
Did you win?
Mr Muffin Trains
Mr Muffin Trains 29 days ago
WAIT HOLD UP you said at the start of the video your proformance was 1 hour away and now you say it takes 6 hours go get there...how does that even work lol
Mr Muffin Trains
Mr Muffin Trains 29 days ago
This person has been in like 5 videos has anybody noticed that?
Fake Name
Fake Name Month ago
To save you 6:21 minutes the story is about a privilege 15 year old ballerina who messed up and still got what she wanted
BamWaratchaya Month ago
Phoebe Month ago
It's kind of ironic that she was doing Sleeping Beauty and almost missed it by falling asleep
SeankoopsA Month ago
Whew. That was a close one!
Sans Month ago
3:10 I L I K E T R A I N S
Taetae BangtAn
Taetae BangtAn Month ago
Mcharizardcool rules
I mean, I'm late to school all the time, but that's not important so it doesn't count
Akiliah Crawford
where’s the part where you missed the “journey of your life” ??
Sara Rossmiller
Sara Rossmiller Month ago
Am I the only one that crued, I also want a rat now
Wig has left the chat Random drawer
I farted on my crush ACTUALLY HAPPENED
Amber Month ago
90% of comments : DON'T PRESS READ MORE 10% of comments: memes.
The ChampYT
The ChampYT Month ago
Sammi Ullom
Sammi Ullom Month ago
I like the voice
SuperAmeda Month ago
I love these vids
NotSoYTP ADAM Month ago
close call
Bears in a Cave
Bears in a Cave Month ago
I went to balitclass
Shemika Chambers
Cloverfalll Month ago
Oof, this reminds me of my band concerts lol
Bla Bla
Bla Bla Month ago
In September I almost got late too my soccer tryouts for the team but now I’m in the team and I love it ⚽️🥅⚽️🥅⚽️🥅
Reactie S
Reactie S Month ago
Shouldn’t the title be ‘almost’, as she didn’nt miss it
Origami Month ago
What did the librarian say to the child Read more
Jiminloved So much
Origami good one that one actually made me laugh
Origami Month ago
How to prank people Read more
Bumble Bee
Bumble Bee Month ago
Once when I was in my dance school. I thought I came in early that day and I actually didn’t know what time my class started, I also wasn’t sure either. Usually the girls from my class would come into the locker room and we would wait a little and then go to class. They new that time class started and since we were together, I just walked with them to our room. But that day I thought I walked in early I didn’t see any of my class mates. It was even worse because a made a few videos on an app while I was “waiting”. A few minutes later I checked my phone. It was 7:35 or 7:43 P.M. Then, I herd the music we were dancing to start to play. And then I RAN to our class, opened the door, and I was soooo embarrassed. My teacher told me that it was all okay. I then asked her how many minutes I was late and she said I was 15 minutes late. Even though that isn’t too long I still missed 15 minutes of class and a hole class was 45 minutes long. I left that class feeling guilty. And that’s pretty much my story.
Arda Polat
Arda Polat Month ago
spam 0:29
Fernando Velazquez
It said you missed the show click bait
Janeli Patrael
Janeli Patrael Month ago
Umm but u didnt lose it?
TheGiantEmerald Month ago
I once woke up at 9 in the morning. School started 8. So I was like “shit.” Turns out it was weekend
Kath Katherine
Kath Katherine Month ago
I like ballet my dance in ballet was esmeralda
MaxAurelius Month ago
How many Claras are in this series?! IF you have to make up names, come up with something unique!
Why is that boy wearing a tutu?
Beverly Baumgartner
I love ballet i have been in it since I was 3 and I'm almost on point! I got moved up a level early and I'm working on my dance for the recital sorry if I didn't spell that right😬
Michael Brown
Michael Brown Month ago
I subscribe
Franky Zendejas
Franky Zendejas Month ago
This should be I ALMOST missed the journey of my life
Mike Afuola
Mike Afuola Month ago
So did you miss the journey of your life Well yes but actually no
Midnight Mint
Midnight Mint Month ago
I think she sounds so sweet and adorable, idk why XD
Inness Garr
Inness Garr Month ago
You are lucky you made it on time 🤩
I’m also a Ballerina!
Billy Kirai
Billy Kirai Month ago
I was on a school trip and I was an hour late to go back to the school and all the teachers there were looking for me for over an hour
micaela Osullivan
I had a school play. It was Christmas I have a best friend. And she looked A lot like me My dad he thought my best friend was me started videoing my best friend and started cheering her on I was so sad I thought that my dad liked my friend more than me. my Best Friends mum and dad confused that’s my dad was videoing her but then my mum told my dad that was not me but it was all okay in the end 👌👌👌
Nethmika Pahasara
I am doing karate
Andri Astuti
Andri Astuti Month ago
Thats all the balleiy teacher say is like a artis teacher say your the worst painter ever.i try to ignore it
Luisa Pugliese
Luisa Pugliese Month ago
Hahahahaha I’m sorry but you ALMOST misted the trip of your life hun
ASMR Sounds
ASMR Sounds Month ago
These stories are getting faker and faker
Golden Hockey God
Did she win?
Marivicanika Medequillo
0:29 wow magical book can float it self
Koteswari Bavana
I am not late for anything
Emma Gutierrez
Emma Gutierrez Month ago
This is sorta click bait because she still made it
Monkey Man
Monkey Man Month ago
Ballet? More like balgay lmao
What are we doing with our lives?
non click bait videos has left the chat
When I read the thumbnail I thought it was a recording from an anti-vaxx kid
Kenyetta Jones
Kenyetta Jones Month ago
I'm in a choir so my grandmother was a CVS getting her medication and we was running late for our anniversary But we got there right in time
Kelsey Robertson
One time I was late to my own party due to a bus delay
Agymagy LPS
Agymagy LPS Month ago
I want to be one too
Amina Hassan
Amina Hassan Month ago
late school
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