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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  • ACTUALLY HAPPENED
    ACTUALLY HAPPENED  5 months ago +877

    Tell us your stories about how you were awfully late for something important in the comments. Do have a story you want to share? Send it to us here and it might be made into a video.

    • Orzugul Ablakulova
      Orzugul Ablakulova 4 days ago +1

      I love you video it is a so cool 💗💗

    • Maria Boteva
      Maria Boteva Month ago

      where can I send u my ballet story?

    • Farzana Malik
      Farzana Malik Month ago

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

    • Farzana Malik
      Farzana Malik Month ago

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

    • I’m Jeff
      I’m Jeff 3 months ago

      ACTUALLY HAPPENED that was inspiring

  • TorgieBride85
    TorgieBride85 6 days 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 6 days ago

    0:29

  • Noor Javois
    Noor Javois 8 days 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!😂

  • Fortnite Mamba
    Fortnite Mamba 9 days ago +2

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

  • Xx Vindigo
    Xx Vindigo 10 days ago

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

  • Ryah Glaspie
    Ryah Glaspie 10 days ago +1

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

  • Emma Tutorial
    Emma Tutorial 11 days 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 14 days ago +2

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

  • i know ok
    i know ok 14 days ago

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

  • Affouchata Kone
    Affouchata Kone 15 days 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 16 days ago

    Hi


    Read more

  • Oumnia time
    Oumnia time 17 days ago

    I woke up on Monday




    Actually HAPPENED

  • Mymy Keole
    Mymy Keole 18 days ago

    They weigh her against like 16 pounds

  • supreme gamer
    supreme gamer 21 day 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 21 day ago

    Plot twist: shes a lesbian

  • Breon's World
    Breon's World 26 days ago

    No one did a head count why

  • Sofia Loubane
    Sofia Loubane 26 days 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 26 days 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 28 days ago

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

  • Brianna olaya
    Brianna olaya Month ago +1

    why tf do people always beg for likes?

    like if agree :)

  • Reagan Ward
    Reagan Ward Month ago

    ... school

  • Susu Alsheikh
    Susu Alsheikh Month ago

    I’m glad the story ended with a happy ending

  • Paris Gordon
    Paris Gordon Month ago

    THEY LEFT HER!!!!!????
    I AM PRETTY SURE SOMEONE NEW SHE WAS SLEEPING!!!🤦🏾‍♀️

  • German militaria Collector

    YOU DIDNT MISS IT BITCH

  • Alex Risvik
    Alex Risvik Month 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 Month ago +1

    I was late for dinner

  • Kayla Mohamed
    Kayla Mohamed Month ago

    Ok this was good😘

  • Niki R
    Niki R Month ago +1

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

  • Stephanie Rojas
    Stephanie Rojas Month ago +5

    Director: how many times do you want to use this voice?
    Actually happened: Yes.

  • rani Miro
    rani Miro Month ago +1

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

  • Celine Channel
    Celine Channel Month ago

    " *I LiKe TRaiNS* "

  • Rosana Rahim
    Rosana Rahim Month ago

    My dad my dad kidnapped me when I was 3

  • Rosana Rahim
    Rosana Rahim Month ago

    My

  • Rosana Rahim
    Rosana Rahim Month ago

    O

  • Joseline Martinez
    Joseline Martinez Month ago

    Love your video so much.

  • Animation Safe
    Animation Safe Month ago +1

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

  • Dominic Luthje
    Dominic Luthje Month ago +1

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

  • Just Browsing
    Just Browsing Month ago

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

  • Donuts07 D
    Donuts07 D Month 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 Month ago

    WARNING: spoilers



    The title says she missed it yet she actually made it

  • Blue Angel
    Blue Angel Month ago +1

    Hi...

    Read more

  • Salma Mohamed
    Salma Mohamed Month 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 Month ago +1

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

  • Gabriella Sanchez
    Gabriella Sanchez Month ago

    why does the girl look lowkey like Life with Mak

  • Grace Elliott
    Grace Elliott Month 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 Month ago

    My name is clara too!!

  • Just. h1d
    Just. h1d Month ago

    Proud of you

  • Tock Tick tock
    Tock Tick tock Month ago +1

    I do ballet too!!!!

  • Donald Trump
    Donald Trump Month ago

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

  • Just Monika
    Just Monika Month ago +2

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

  • Chibuoyim Onyejiaka
    Chibuoyim Onyejiaka 2 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 2 months ago

    so happy it worked out for you!

  • Quatic Exotic
    Quatic Exotic 2 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 2 months ago

    Wait is it easy for you danc bale!?

  • dari velkova
    dari velkova 2 months ago +2

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

  • Shrek boi
    Shrek boi 2 months ago +3

    Next episode;



    I just found out I have fingers!




    ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • Shrek boi
    Shrek boi 2 months ago

    Next episode;



    I just found out I have fingers!




    ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • lintonch212_Draws
    lintonch212_Draws 2 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 2 months ago

    OMG ANOTHER PERSON CALLED CLARA!! ITS ACTUALLY ANNOYING NOW

  • Michal Solnica
    Michal Solnica 2 months ago

    How could your leg fall off?

  • Michal Solnica
    Michal Solnica 2 months ago

    How did they lose the prima ballrina?

  • Michal Solnica
    Michal Solnica 2 months ago

    I dance too

  • Michal Solnica
    Michal Solnica 2 months ago

    I live ballet

  • the Oregon's girl
    the Oregon's girl 2 months ago

    Awww her dad is so kind!💗

  • Tewobstya Tsegaye
    Tewobstya Tsegaye 2 months ago

    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 2 months 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
    Alshimaa Elbakshishi 2 months ago

    0:17 she looks like a Ork wearing Yello socks on his head and climbing backwards XD

  • Alexander Pham
    Alexander Pham 2 months ago

    School

  • Adam plays games and vlogs

    0:20 the girl on the side looks like she’s dabbing XD

  • Lojine Abou Shamaa
    Lojine Abou Shamaa 2 months ago

    I love ballet

  • Tobe
    Tobe 2 months ago

    Shoutout to her dad for driving her 6 hours straight!

  • Memoona Jameel
    Memoona Jameel 2 months ago +1

    I was i hade to give book to my friend in 1 day and iwas sleeping

  • Great Unicorn
    Great Unicorn 2 months ago

    She was sleeping beauty

  • Meghan Bell
    Meghan Bell 2 months 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 2 months ago

    Find the cute face
    😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫 can't find it?
    Thats because the cute face is reading this right now

  • Unkown Pig
    Unkown Pig 2 months ago

    You didnt miss it though

  • J.M Bee
    J.M Bee 2 months ago

    I have one advice for you never!! Lose hope!!!!!!
    (Sorry if my grammar is wrong)

  • Santiago Castro
    Santiago Castro 2 months ago +4

    Me:{makes a mistake}
    Parents:IT'S NOT THE END OF THE WORLD!!

  • Izabella Twenter-Savvenas

    hi

    Read more

  • Paulina Castillo
    Paulina Castillo 2 months ago

    Did you win first place

  • Sean Chan
    Sean Chan 2 months ago

    I was late for school but i made it in time in one minute

  • C L
    C L 2 months ago

    What is ballet

  • snowbird
    snowbird 2 months 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
    Doraluz Hernandez 2 months ago

    I saw this story before..

  • Winston The Posh TURTLE
    Winston The Posh TURTLE 2 months ago +2

    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 2 months ago +1

    I sneezed in class


    ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • Rivky B
    Rivky B 2 months ago

    From that alone, you can see Gd is in control.

  • Adela Evangelista
    Adela Evangelista 2 months ago

    Find the crying cat:
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    Find the boy:
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    Find the odd one out:
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    Find the green one:
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    Find the peach book:
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    Sorry but this is just a game

    • Adela Evangelista
      Adela Evangelista 2 months ago

      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
    Adela Evangelista 2 months ago

    I am almost late of the poem competition

  • iiUnicorn Lover
    iiUnicorn Lover 2 months ago +1

    The title is misleading


    It should be called, How I almost was late for the most exciting day!

  • Rachel Enrique
    Rachel Enrique 2 months 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_
    Jasmine_rice_ 3 months ago

    I was late to Gekyumes circumcision

  • tootashoota 2
    tootashoota 2 3 months ago

    Nobody cares if