along the way

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See: en route
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But something happens along the way when they find out they can't all be ballerinas--because they don't have the right teacher, the body, the musicality, the stick-to-it-ive-ness, the parental support, the money, or the luck, or maybe the passion for doing it just subsides.
Along the way, she thoughtfully challenges the more radical poststructuralist position of de Graxia and Stallybrass about character fragmentation, asserting that "cognitive theory" allows for uncertainty on linguistic grounds but not as a fundamental instability.
There's a little climbing in the opening stretch, but wooden steps have been installed along the trail to help you along the way.