Im sorry if this comes off as a blog type post...
Today I had my first practical exam. We were to chop a carrot with four different cuts, dice an onion , chop parsley and fabricate a chicken into 8 pieces.
I did decently with the cuts, but fell apart with the chicken. I'd cut one leg and when I'd go to the other it wouldn't be as easy, same with the wings and getting the breasts off was hard to do.
I ended up getting a C, and teared up a bit when my professor told me I need to practice more.
Its the first time culinary has brought me to tears, and I'm wondering if its normal to put a lot of pressure on yourself to succeed? I'm not at all reconsidering my major but I'm just surprise that cooking has got me emotional.
Is it normal?