Okay, forgot to update. The Thursday before last consisted of me practicing the test joint over and over. I nailed it once. My instructor could tell I was getting frustrated. I threw my welds into the scrap bin hard and he was like, “are you okay?” I was like “No.” He was like, “you got it once, why can’t you do that again?” and I said that I think I can do it when there’s no pressure but when I’m on the test metal I get psyched out. He agreed that’s what’s happening, and said he does the same thing. I wanted to try to take the test again really badly, but realized I needed to just chill. My instructor said he wanted me to go home and wait til after the holidays to try again. So that’s what I’m gonna do!