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  6 months ago +882

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    • Orzugul Ablakulova
      Orzugul Ablakulova Month ago +1

      I love you video it is a so cool 💗💗

    • Maria Boteva
      Maria Boteva 2 months ago

      where can I send u my ballet story?

    • Farzana Malik
      Farzana Malik 2 months ago

      ACTUALLY HAPPENED You’re such a 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧But my real home is in 🇰🇪I’m six years oldgood person

    • Farzana Malik
      Farzana Malik 2 months ago

      ACTUALLY HAPPENED Something similar to what happened to the grampa happened to my grandpa you got cancer

    • I’m Jeff
      I’m Jeff 4 months ago

      ACTUALLY HAPPENED that was inspiring

  • bingg yahoo
    bingg yahoo Day ago

    You are great

  • roya kordi
    roya kordi 14 days ago

    0:29 cute sound

  • Jade Bessinger
    Jade Bessinger 18 days ago

    I look beautiful with that dress, darling. And without

  • Jade Bessinger
    Jade Bessinger 18 days ago

    * listens to her say three words * SHE'S ADORABLE!!!!

  • Double Strike
    Double Strike 18 days ago

    You almost missed the journey of your life

  • Abby Neuman
    Abby Neuman 19 days ago

    The time where she slapped her cheeks LMAO

  • Asian Dod
    Asian Dod 24 days ago

    If you were talking about Ballet, I would just tell you to shut up and study to be doctor!

  • TorgieBride85
    TorgieBride85 Month ago

    Don't they do roll-calls before departing on trips anymore? You know how furious I'd be if my kid called me saying that they were left somewhere?! The tea would be spilling, let me tell ya 😉

  • Lonnie Prude
    Lonnie Prude Month ago


  • Noor Javois
    Noor Javois Month ago

    I did ballet for 13 years. It became so usual that I did not even noticed that I hated it. Now, I’m still dancing, but no, I ain’t going back to ballet anymore!😂

  • Innocent Lazy
    Innocent Lazy Month ago +2

    0:41 why did her mum put her face in her food

  • Xx Vindigo
    Xx Vindigo Month ago

    I was almost late for school but I can't tell the story

  • Ryah Glaspie
    Ryah Glaspie Month ago +1

    Soooo, you actually didn’t miss the journey of your life???’ok?

  • Emma Tutorial
    Emma Tutorial Month ago

    I was late to my state test once and i have to take my day off and finish it!

  • Blinky the Ghost
    Blinky the Ghost Month ago +2

    Me:hello who is this
    No one:
    Not even an animal
    Actually happened:yes?

  • Katherina Kalyan
    Katherina Kalyan Month ago

    When I was 7 years old I didn't know what be

  • Affouchata Kone
    Affouchata Kone Month ago +2

    0:30 that moments where she touched her cheek bruh that had me dyin plus the sound effect made it better 😂

  • duhitzemely _XD
    duhitzemely _XD Month ago


    Read more

  • Oumnia time
    Oumnia time Month ago

    I woke up on Monday

    Actually HAPPENED

  • Mymy Keole
    Mymy Keole Month ago

    They weigh her against like 16 pounds

  • supreme gamer
    supreme gamer Month ago

    Clara:gets the part in the dance
    Other 2 girls who know the part: we're about to end this women's career

  • supreme gamer
    supreme gamer Month ago

    Plot twist: shes a lesbian

  • Breon's World
    Breon's World Month ago

    No one did a head count why

  • alien Gucci tae
    alien Gucci tae Month ago

    Anyone noticed that the show is named sleeping beauty and she was about to miss her chance cuz she slept....like min yoongi who? 😂😂😂😂who's an army here?

  • Sdgug Dchj
    Sdgug Dchj Month ago

    My last exam for form 1 at meddle school I just came when the techer gave to the kids the paper if I wos 2 min leyt i will never do my last exam ❤📄

  • Creeper Animations
    Creeper Animations Month ago

    Her:I miss the journey of my life
    **Got there right in time anyway**

  • Brianna olaya
    Brianna olaya 2 months ago +1

    why tf do people always beg for likes?

    like if agree :)

  • Reagan Ward
    Reagan Ward 2 months ago

    ... school

  • Susu Alsheikh
    Susu Alsheikh 2 months ago

    I’m glad the story ended with a happy ending

  • Paris Gordon
    Paris Gordon 2 months ago

    THEY LEFT HER!!!!!????

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  • Alex Risvik
    Alex Risvik 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months ago +1

    I was late for dinner

  • Kayla Mohamed
    Kayla Mohamed 2 months ago

    Ok this was good😘

  • Niki R
    Niki R 2 months ago +1

    Waittt what kind of teacher is that. I think it was no accident

  • rani Miro
    rani Miro 2 months ago +1

    The same British girl again!!!!!!!!!

  • Celine Channel
    Celine Channel 2 months ago

    " *I LiKe TRaiNS* "

  • Rosana Rahim
    Rosana Rahim 2 months ago

    My dad my dad kidnapped me when I was 3

  • Rosana Rahim
    Rosana Rahim 2 months ago


  • Rosana Rahim
    Rosana Rahim 2 months ago


  • Joseline Martinez
    Joseline Martinez 2 months ago

    Love your video so much.

  • Animation Safe
    Animation Safe 2 months ago +1

    The title is cocktail she didn't even miss the show

  • Dominic Luthje
    Dominic Luthje 2 months ago +1

    #1 she didn’t fucking miss it
    #2 it wasn’t the most important opportunity in her life

  • Just Browsing
    Just Browsing 2 months ago

    When people can't take no for an answer! lol

  • Donuts07 D
    Donuts07 D 2 months 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 Extras
    Happy Cupcake Extras 2 months ago

    WARNING: spoilers

    The title says she missed it yet she actually made it

  • Blue Angel
    Blue Angel 2 months ago +1


    Read more

  • Salma Mohamed
    Salma Mohamed 2 months 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 2 months ago +1

    Yeah my bro was two days late to a camping trip don’t ask how lol

  • Gabriella Sanchez
    Gabriella Sanchez 2 months ago

    why does the girl look lowkey like Life with Mak

  • Grace Elliott
    Grace Elliott 2 months ago

    At 0:30 how is the book flying she’s not holding it

  • Different is Better
    Different is Better 2 months ago

    You didn't go to *actual* school??

  • sisters love vlog
    sisters love vlog 2 months ago

    My name is clara too!!

  • Just. h1d
    Just. h1d 2 months ago

    Proud of you

  • Tock Tick tock
    Tock Tick tock 2 months ago +1

    I do ballet too!!!!

  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump 2 months ago

    So how did you miss the journey of your life the title is so wrong lol.

  • Just Monika
    Just Monika 2 months ago +2

    Clara: hi I'm Clara I am ballerinny
    Me: what the -
    Tiny lady: Oh hey guys dat girl is AAA

  • Chib4realz
    Chib4realz 3 months ago +1

    That's so mean why didn't they wake her up? She was a prima ballerina! They are so rude

  • chrystal gopal
    chrystal gopal 3 months ago

    so happy it worked out for you!

  • Quatic Exotic
    Quatic Exotic 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Wait is it easy for you danc bale!?

  • dari velkova
    dari velkova 3 months ago +2

    4:05 I listen to the music I dance to like 1000 times a day😂

  • Sav
    Sav 3 months ago +3

    Next episode;

    I just found out I have fingers!


  • Sav
    Sav 3 months ago

    Next episode;

    I just found out I have fingers!


  • lintonch212_Draws
    lintonch212_Draws 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago


  • Michal Solnica
    Michal Solnica 3 months ago

    How could your leg fall off?

  • Michal Solnica
    Michal Solnica 3 months ago

    How did they lose the prima ballrina?

  • Michal Solnica
    Michal Solnica 3 months ago

    I dance too

  • Michal Solnica
    Michal Solnica 3 months ago

    I live ballet

  • the Oregon's girl
    the Oregon's girl 3 months ago

    Awww her dad is so kind!💗

  • Tewobstya Tsegaye
    Tewobstya Tsegaye 3 months ago

    why is the title I Missed The Journey Of My Life when she still got it (her journey of her life)