So I made it through the first day of derby assessments yesterday.
OK “Made it” is a bit of an overstatement.
“Squeaked in by the skin of my teeth” is a more accurate description.
Over the course of two days of assessments we are allowed to fail three skills.
Yesterday I failed three skills. (OK, two of them I pretty much knew going in I was bad at, so not really a huge shock, but I was a little surprised at the third).
So I do get to go back today – but it’s gotta be zero mistakes.
I think I am about 50/50 on whether I can get through the skills tonight with zero mistakes. It is the easier day… but there’s one skill that I am not really great at and I am going to be really tired by the end of the list (when this one comes up), so it’s kind of a toss-up.
I guess I will find out tonight.
Again… not like anything bad is going to happen to me if I don’t pass – I’ll just feel really stupid and sucky for a while, but I will eventually get over that and practice harder and try to be ready for assessments in February.
We shall see.