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




    15 days ago

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  • DX_Gamerzz_PH


    18 hours ago

    Tim Sissoko n;

  • memopod


    Day ago

    My uncle missed an exam and had to retake the class (it took him another whole year!!)

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    Balbir Singh

    2 days ago

    My story is about my friends I will begin. Hi I'm Prabh. I love to draw. I have a friend. from Grade 1 but another one from kindergarten . And one day I noticed something. I heard My grade one friend A.k.a Japleen say these 4 words Prabh, mean, ugly and tomboy. I thought, was she talking about me is she actually my enemy?!?!? I went up to her and said in my big , terrifing and mad voice and said " ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT ME AND SAYING THAT I AM TOMBOY, MEAN AND UGLY?!?!??!" Japleen stayed in silence. My kindergarten friend, Abby said sorry and got mad at Japleen. If You ever have a friend that's being mean DO NOT BE THEIR FRIEND. and subscribe!!!

  • Dr Weirdfish

    Dr Weirdfish

    3 days ago

    Adelaide Mosher she did because the journey was on a train on a specific route and she missed her train and had to go on a different journey to get to her destination

  • Adaalberto Adalberto

    Adaalberto Adalberto

    8 hours ago

    I love how you tell the story how you were lateIt really inspired me to be a ballerina and I am I really like what you I really

  • Jaimee S

    Jaimee S

    9 hours ago

    You hav the same void as every other British person that makes 5ese

  • Sticky Face

    Sticky Face

    13 hours ago

    But you ALMOST missed it, not missed it.

  • Yup that's Me

    Yup that's Me

    15 hours ago

    bruh i cant hear a thing hire ur voice bro....thx XD

  • Rica Yzaguinne

    Rica Yzaguinne

    Day ago

    Thats what you get for sleeping at 5am you should have slept at 3am thats when i sleep and i sirpisingly get up at 6am AND I DONT FEEL TIERD AT ALL

  • Joice Mou

    Joice Mou

    Day ago

    I love ballet too and I nearly missed my exame because I had forgoten my elastic for my waist so the judge could see if we would be tilting and not standing straight when we where dancing or doing barre.

  • Makayla Scott

    Makayla Scott

    Day ago

    💍🤑👱🏽‍♂️equals 👸of England

  • Xx Keira xX

    Xx Keira xX

    Day ago

    ..soo you didn’t miss the journey of your life

  • Random Channel

    Random Channel

    Day ago

    was it really hard to put “ALMOST” in the title

  • Clara Mitchell

    Clara Mitchell

    2 days ago


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    Can I get 5,000 subscribers With no videos?

    2 days ago

    Try to find all my comments it’s all over USdownload subscribe

  • Dratini Friends

    Dratini Friends

    2 days ago

    U missed the trip of ur life Then why are u performing in the ending

  • mr deathspeaker10

    mr deathspeaker10

    2 days ago

    Are you *trying* to sound British? You sound constipated.

  • Rareş Ioan

    Rareş Ioan

    2 days ago

    I like trains.🚂🚂🚂🚂🚄🚅🚄🚅

  • Ashi Singh

    Ashi Singh

    2 days ago

    I am also a ballerina but point yet and I am a 8 years old girl

  • Hayleigh Bell

    Hayleigh Bell

    2 days ago

    I missed my cup when I was pouring my juice... ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • TripleTeddy Gaming

    TripleTeddy Gaming

    3 days ago

    A week ago but just saw this now

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    galaxy guy

    3 days ago


  • 100% Joyceeey

    100% Joyceeey

    3 days ago

    Who ever heard belly dancer lol

  • Century Star

    Century Star

    4 days ago

    Haha I was late for my entrance onstage for a dance in my first ever high school musical this year, and I was so stressed! My director didn’t even comment on it, though, and I’m so happy he didn’t!

  • Emar Gallegos

    Emar Gallegos

    4 days ago

    don't let anyone say you can't do it you can do it dream hard and don't give up if you don't give up you can complete your dream

  • Tracy Sommerio

    Tracy Sommerio

    4 days ago

    No mom or dad should say that u too heavy and make u feel bad abt u self Bc u are great and soooo pretty no matter what so don’t let someone Chang that❤️❤️❤️

  • Greekmythdude Gaming

    Greekmythdude Gaming

    4 days ago

    It is still the most important part in this city and the car 3and and I think poop will have the best of all of us with a lot to eat but we are young enough and it has too little different things you know about this stuff 99or I mean I

  • the epic soul slayer

    the epic soul slayer

    4 days ago

    The title should be "I ALMOST missed the journey of a lifetime:

  • Mike R

    Mike R

    4 days ago

    Wait why am i seeing this i wathing horror videos (·θ·)

  • Orlagh Austin

    Orlagh Austin

    4 days ago

    My dad died when I was 8 and I didn’t talk about it to my mum because I didn’t want to hurt her feelings and when I talked about it to anyone else like my friends it was awkward cause they just felt sorry for me and hugged me. I am making my confirmation this year and he is going to miss it and he died the same year of my communion and he was alive when it was my communion and it was my birthday on the exact same day

  • Nicole Connelly

    Nicole Connelly

    4 days ago

    3:10 that reminded me of I like trains

  • Gregory Owino

    Gregory Owino

    4 days ago

    Can u stop with the click bait title it should be I ALMOST missed the journey of my life

  • Somto Okorie

    Somto Okorie

    4 days ago

    I thought she was in a coma

  • Rosie Brundred

    Rosie Brundred

    4 days ago


  • JZ Wu

    JZ Wu

    5 days ago

    Anyone notice the voice change?

  • Keith Hawkes

    Keith Hawkes

    5 days ago

    My mum won’t let me do ballet and says I’m to fat

  • Margaret Berkenfield

    Margaret Berkenfield

    5 days ago

    Swan Lake is what inspired me to dance too!

  • XxGacha CraftxX

    XxGacha CraftxX

    5 days ago

    So one time there was an ad on the TV that said we could win a really big trip to Disney World and I asked my Aunt if me and her could enter it and she said that the chances of winning were very slim but we could still enter for fun. So the next day we ordered a chance to win and I took the paper and showed it to my classmates my Best friend wanted it and I sold it to her for 10 bucks knowing that it was probably going to lose. The next day on Tv they showed us the winning paper and my friend told me that I gave her the winning ticket! So the next month she went on a 2 day trip to Disney World. And I don't regret it bc my friend invited me with her! It was the best 2 days of my life!

  • Lazy Vids

    Lazy Vids

    5 days ago

    Wait! How is it the journey of your life if you missed it?

  • Zoe Fp

    Zoe Fp

    5 days ago

    At 3:26 if ur leg fell off did it grow back after?

  • Snicks Clipz

    Snicks Clipz

    5 days ago

    I have a feeling they copied this from leap...

  • Maddi PJ

    Maddi PJ

    6 days ago


  • Lazy Victoriaa

    Lazy Victoriaa

    6 days ago

    How did she "/miss/* it?

  • christi curenton

    christi curenton

    6 days ago

    I almost lost my best friend

  • Apollo'sHufflepuffdaughter 16

    Apollo'sHufflepuffdaughter 16

    6 days ago

    I'd submit my story, but it's mildly inappropriate. 🤦

  • CutieKitty


    6 days ago

    I was late for school

  • Taylor McCoy

    Taylor McCoy

    6 days ago

    Wait so I didn’t actually miss it... stupid titles

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    vicky b

    6 days ago

    Don't press read more Wow,you are a savage, you will have no chance of bad luck for the next 3 years

  • Bhacchu C

    Bhacchu C

    6 days ago

    Don't click Read More Read More

  • Bhacchu C

    Bhacchu C

    6 days ago

    Just kidding that joke's dead

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    Bhacchu C

    6 days ago

    Know what is the best channel on USdownload ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • Rylan Vlogs

    Rylan Vlogs

    6 days ago

    I missed a final exam

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    Perfect Cats

    6 days ago

    Wooooowww Click Bait

  • Mujtaba Kazim

    Mujtaba Kazim

    6 days ago


  • Slime lr And chocolate

    Slime lr And chocolate

    6 days ago

    I used to do balle when I was 3-7 and once something very funny happend, when I was 4 it was chrismas and we were doing a balle project I went up to the stage and singer baby songs and everyone was finding me so cute,everyone was laughing,and then the music lady asked me questions guess what I answered them cutely,and I sang baby songs and danced

  • Josie Kamens

    Josie Kamens

    6 days ago

    4:10 ugh why do they have to knot the headphones 😂

  • Caylen Burger

    Caylen Burger

    6 days ago

    Once i was late for my friends ceremony because she died. WTF WHY DID I GO LATE LIKE WTFF

  • Shizuo Heiwajima

    Shizuo Heiwajima

    6 days ago

    I was so scared for youuuU!

  • Asibi.S


    7 days ago

    Big like to your Dad.

  • Darin Althawadi

    Darin Althawadi

    7 days ago

    You didn’t miss it😐

  • Kieona K

    Kieona K

    7 days ago

    Ok the title didn't match the story Bc u actually did make it

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    FxWbe YT

    7 days ago

    I was late for school 🏫

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    Kevin Whelan

    7 days ago

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  • jaspet


    7 days ago

    You didn't miss it. You ALMOST missed it.

  • Finnegan Shannon

    Finnegan Shannon

    7 days ago

    3:10 I like trains

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    yisha ysabella

    7 days ago

    the intro scared me omg

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    Noob Toater Msp and more

    7 days ago

    She's Well British Like Me.

  • Your Small Animator

    Your Small Animator

    7 days ago

    The title should’ve said I *ALMOST* missed the journey of my life

  • Nancy  Kelley

    Nancy Kelley

    7 days ago

    I Missed the most important opportunity in my ENTIRE LIFE 🙁

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    ?¿ ღ starlii ღ ?¿

    8 days ago

    Click bait lol she didn’t rlly miss it

  • Jakey Bear

    Jakey Bear

    8 days ago

    Is it just me or does she sound like Clara from Doctor Who

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    Yoongi likes Pretty Legs

    8 days ago

    I really dislike this amsr....

  • MG Skills

    MG Skills

    8 days ago

    Laddies and gentlemen, you have been click bated.

  • Derpitude guy

    Derpitude guy

    8 days ago

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

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    Vurla Mony

    8 days ago

    I'm not interested

  • Rich Penkoski

    Rich Penkoski

    8 days ago

    You didn’t miss it wut

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    Nour and HLa Vlogs And Video Games

    8 days ago

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

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    Lil Alex senpai and Firends Playz

    8 days ago

    Am always late to school

  • Evaline Mella

    Evaline Mella

    9 days ago

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

  • •AlwaysAesthicxxFluttershy•


    9 days ago

    Her accent is beautiful 🙂

  • Cooking and Slime With Becca

    Cooking and Slime With Becca

    9 days ago

    Who else saw at the start where her mum put her head in her food.

  • alexis Adeline

    alexis Adeline

    9 days ago

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

  • Eve Robins

    Eve Robins

    9 days ago

    so unrealistic.

  • Fiza Haque

    Fiza Haque

    9 days ago

    Lol I was awfully late to my singing contest. Somehow I managed it lololololol

  • Masteraidan09 ThePro

    Masteraidan09 ThePro

    9 days ago

    The title should be “ I almost missed etc

  • default skin

    default skin

    9 days ago

    Yo H

  • Naomi Talamantez

    Naomi Talamantez

    9 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

    10 days ago

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

  • Kind Planet

    Kind Planet

    10 days ago

    All I can say is U R STUPID

  • Sunny Aj

    Sunny Aj

    10 days ago

    1:35 is that a boy with a skirt?

  • Nora Silentvalley

    Nora Silentvalley

    10 days ago

    They Miss title these. It's: I Almost Missed The Journey Of My Life

  • Disfish


    10 days ago

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

  • sara Bailey

    sara Bailey

    10 days ago

    5:25 Super Dad Coming 2019

  • Milla Laine

    Milla Laine

    10 days ago

    1:10 mom’s eyebrows 😂

  • Ethar Alzubaidy

    Ethar Alzubaidy

    10 days ago

    لماذا الاجنبيه ١٠٠٠٠٠٠ مشتر و العربيه ١١الف فقط

  • Bailey Ryan Rios

    Bailey Ryan Rios

    10 days ago

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

  • FoxPlayz


    10 days ago

    Me with pokemon

  • joshua 007003

    joshua 007003

    10 days ago

    You sound so dumb and look stupid god



    10 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

    A E S T H E T I C C O O K I E

    10 days ago

    Best dad ever

  • Parvana KARIMI

    Parvana KARIMI

    10 days ago

    Lucky u made it to ur dream

  • One awesome angel

    One awesome angel

    10 days ago


  • Deborah Kitty

    Deborah Kitty

    10 days ago

    I love your voice

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