I Missed The Journey Of My Life

  • Published on Feb 8, 2019
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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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    ACTUALLY HAPPENED  7 days ago +725

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  • Derpitude guy
    Derpitude guy 9 hours ago

    Rewording title- 'I ALMOST missed the journey of my life' (still good but thought to put it out there)

  • Vurla Mony
    Vurla Mony 16 hours ago +1

    I'm not interested

  • Rich Penkoski
    Rich Penkoski 17 hours ago

    You didn’t miss it wut

  • Nour and HLa Vlogs And Video Games

    The actually happened joke is now old.....


  • Lil Alex and Alex Playz

    Am always late to school

  • Evaline Mella
    Evaline Mella 22 hours ago

    I love dancing with all of my heart. But I like hip hop type dancing

  • •AlwaysAesthicxxFluttershy•

    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 Day ago

    You say to him that it's my life choice not yours make him feel bad

  • Eve Robins
    Eve Robins Day ago +1

    so unrealistic.

  • Fiza Haque
    Fiza Haque Day 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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  • Naomi Talamantez

    "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 Day ago +1

    Aww! You look so cute with the bun and freckles! :)

  • Kind Planet
    Kind Planet Day ago

    All I can say is U R STUPID

  • Sunny Aj
    Sunny Aj Day 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
    Disfish Day ago +1

    Click bait she *didn't* miss the journey for her life at all...

  • sara Bailey
    sara Bailey 2 days ago

    Super Dad
    Coming 2019

  • Milla Laine
    Milla Laine 2 days ago

    1:10 mom’s eyebrows 😂

  • Ethar Alzubaidy
    Ethar Alzubaidy 2 days ago

    لماذا الاجنبيه ١٠٠٠٠٠٠ مشتر و العربيه ١١الف فقط

  • Bailey Ryan Rios
    Bailey Ryan Rios 2 days ago

    I don’t take Ballet because ballet is only for girls

  • BlazePlayz
    BlazePlayz 2 days ago

    Me with pokemon

  • joshua 007003
    joshua 007003 2 days ago

    You sound so dumb and look stupid god

    SEVENTEEN Kpop 2 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

  • A E S T H E T I C C O O K I E

    Best dad ever

  • Parvana KARIMI
    Parvana KARIMI 2 days ago

    Lucky u made it to ur dream

  • One awesome angel
    One awesome angel 2 days ago +1


  • Deborah Kitty
    Deborah Kitty 2 days ago

    I love your voice

  • Clementine Everett
    Clementine Everett 2 days ago +1

    Also I just realized her name is Clara, which is cool considering that's the main character in the nutcracker

  • LpsMidapid
    LpsMidapid 3 days ago

    Reminds me of the book 'Out of My Mind', ecxept, it went better for Clara.

  • FunkyMedia
    FunkyMedia 3 days ago


  • shootas _83
    shootas _83 3 days ago

    Are you tracer from Overwatch

  • OnionSimin
    OnionSimin 3 days ago

    I swear to god this narrator is the same narrator for Leliana in Dragon Age??!!!

  • Jess Legati
    Jess Legati 3 days ago

    Well at least it was a happy ending

  • bff SQAUD unicornss
    bff SQAUD unicornss 3 days ago

    sarah :3

  • {Cyber_ Diamond}
    {Cyber_ Diamond} 3 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 3 days ago

    My name is Clara too😊

  • Hyper Driver
    Hyper Driver 3 days ago

    Umm I’m not a girl and me and my family are alleyways early

  • Frasperclip
    Frasperclip 3 days ago +1

    0:20 on the left side the ballerina is doing a ballet dab😄

  • Ayah Elkhalifa
    Ayah Elkhalifa 3 days ago

    Who thinks she sounds like khara?

  • Oreo Potato chip
    Oreo Potato chip 3 days ago

    If you only read the red words it says “I missed my live”

  • Holly Lian
    Holly Lian 3 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

  • green knockoff of Shrek

    GoOd fOr YoU

  • Indoraptor
    Indoraptor 4 days ago

    Don’t press read more like really

    Good luck 🍀👍

  • merra nation
    merra nation 4 days ago

    You have good luck

    Like and subscribe to activate it😊

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    This isn’t real stop watching

  • Kim Campbell
    Kim Campbell 4 days ago

    I hate your accent

  • Bethany Osuna
    Bethany Osuna 4 days ago

    Wow that’s bad but at least your dad helped you or else 😬😬

  • Crystal Starshine
    Crystal Starshine 4 days ago

    Have they started making their videos longer?

  • liko gang
    liko gang 4 days ago +1

    I really didn´t understand the story and i lost 6min of my life but yeah god job

  • Coaster Brain
    Coaster Brain 4 days ago

    Acctuly happens story’s never happened

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan 4 days ago

    she sounds like tracer from overwatch. 0o0

  • Aoife Burnside
    Aoife Burnside 4 days ago

    I use to do ballet but I quit

  • I love BTS
    I love BTS 4 days ago

    how old r u ???

  • Millie Coram
    Millie Coram 4 days ago

    That voice 😂 very British

  • Bacons4Lyfe
    Bacons4Lyfe 4 days ago


  • Alana Bush
    Alana Bush 4 days ago +1

    her voice is so cute!!

  • Alexandra mesk
    Alexandra mesk 4 days ago

    I need to tell you something 🙂🙂🙂

    AMELIA IS AWESOME 4 days ago

    You was so lucky you made it

  • Jana Prpić
    Jana Prpić 4 days ago

    How do you forget one of your students, especially if they have a LEAD role wth?!?!?!

  • XXWolfi Playz
    XXWolfi Playz 4 days ago

    3:10 I like trains

  • Farah Imtiaz
    Farah Imtiaz 4 days ago


  • Jessica Gacha
    Jessica Gacha 4 days ago

    Why do I have a feeling she's in the School of American Ballet

  • raniya zainab
    raniya zainab 4 days ago +2

    39 in trending

  • mickiemouseHM
    mickiemouseHM 4 days ago

    6 mins of my precious time completely wasted.
    Enough said.

  • Avocadodolls J
    Avocadodolls J 4 days ago

    The Thumbnail is diffrent😐😑

  • It's Annsworld
    It's Annsworld 4 days ago

    Uhh I think the title should be:

    *I almost missed journey of my life*


  • Pesky Trish
    Pesky Trish 4 days ago

    So, how does 'she' study? Math, Science? etc.

  • MVarik
    MVarik 4 days ago

    So you didn't miss you just missed the train/bus

  • Joey McJagger
    Joey McJagger 4 days ago


  • Mary Hester
    Mary Hester 4 days ago

    5:40 Donald Trump is that you?

  • Are Gup
    Are Gup 4 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 4 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 4 days ago

    Waiting for an epic disaster... 6:21.. I don't get it.

  • AshPOKE
    AshPOKE 4 days ago

    I was awfully late to the bathroom!

  • EmoQwer.
    EmoQwer. 4 days ago

    Why are you trending in chile lol

  • Rebecca Hoerter
    Rebecca Hoerter 4 days ago

    Yay! Ur on trending!

  • Free To Ride - Matt and Brewster

    I will give you $1,000,000 if you can press read more -impossible-

    *Read more*

  • Riflera Hunting
    Riflera Hunting 4 days ago

    Don’t press Read more

    Read more

  • ari’s life
    ari’s life 4 days ago

    her parents suck, I mean they only care about their daughter FORGETING her passion (in the beginning ofc)

  • Marcos Betti Shneider

    Boa noite KKK e bom vídeo :v

  • Brandi Halbert
    Brandi Halbert 4 days ago


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    I Sad 4 days ago


  • Ashley Orr
    Ashley Orr 4 days ago

    15? She’s sounds 44 with kids at home

  • frosty the snow bob
    frosty the snow bob 4 days ago +1

    Could we staph with the 'read more' jokes?

  • Mat Woldeab
    Mat Woldeab 5 days ago

    They titled the vid I MISSED the Journey of My Life. It didn't show that in the vid.

  • window eye when do i

    My life was ruined when I was born.

  • First name Last name

    Read the red letters in the thumbnail not the black letters

  • Scott C
    Scott C 5 days ago

    They *_LOST_* her.

  • 100 000 subscribers without a video challenge

    Do you ever read a comment and say to yourself i wish i said that

  • DJ MASTER 656
    DJ MASTER 656 5 days ago

    I am white

    Actually happend.....

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    See below

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  • Binkular Man
    Binkular Man 5 days ago

    Wait, huh?

  • riddlepiddlepipinliken

    Therefore you're just jealous of someone else's life. HELL NAW!!! that's paegan