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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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ACTUALLY HAPPENED
ACTUALLY HAPPENED 6 months ago
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
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 13 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
0:29
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
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
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
Me:hello who is this No one: Not even an animal Actually happened:yes?
Katherina Kalyan
When I was 7 years old I didn't know what be
Affouchata Kone
Affouchata Kone Month ago
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
Hi 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
Her:I miss the journey of my life **Got there right in time anyway**
Brianna olaya
Brianna olaya Month ago
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!!!!!???? I AM PRETTY SURE SOMEONE NEW SHE WAS SLEEPING!!!🤦🏾‍♀️
German militaria Collector
YOU DIDNT MISS IT BITCH
Alex Risvik
Alex Risvik 2 months ago
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
I was late for dinner
Kayla Mohamed
Kayla Mohamed 2 months ago
Ok this was good😘
Niki R
Niki R 2 months ago
Waittt what kind of teacher is that. I think it was no accident
rani Miro
rani Miro 2 months ago
The same British girl again!!!!!!!!!
Paris Gordon
Paris Gordon 2 months ago
I KNOW RIGHT!!!
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
My
Rosana Rahim
Rosana Rahim 2 months ago
O
Joseline Martinez
Joseline Martinez 2 months ago
Love your video so much.
Animation Safe
Animation Safe 2 months ago
The title is cocktail she didn't even miss the show
Dominic Luthje
Dominic Luthje 2 months ago
#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
WARNING: spoilers The title says she missed it yet she actually made it
Blue Angel
Blue Angel 2 months ago
Hi... 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
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
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
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
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
4:05 I listen to the music I dance to like 1000 times a day😂
Sav
Sav 3 months ago
Next episode; I just found out I have fingers! ACTUALLY HAPPENED
Sav
Sav 3 months ago
Next episode; I just found out I have fingers! ACTUALLY HAPPENED
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
OMG ANOTHER PERSON CALLED CLARA!! ITS ACTUALLY ANNOYING NOW
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) wth
Ekhlas Tariq
Ekhlas Tariq 3 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
0:17 she looks like a Ork wearing Yello socks on his head and climbing backwards XD
Alexander Pham
Alexander Pham 3 months ago
School
Adam plays games and vlogs
0:20 the girl on the side looks like she’s dabbing XD
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