Thanks for all your help and support! I had a relatively sleepless night last night thinking about all this, and I have decided that I will not be doing my clients any favors if I pass my 3 this year. I am going to listen to my gut, and to all of you most awesome ski industry types who have been so supportive of me, and keep training hard, but save the 3 exam for next season.
I'm gonna focus on my level 2 certification, and keep working on steeps and bumps every day, so that when the time comes, I am super confident and feeling good. Thanks so much for all the help, and advice, and THANK YOU for hanging in there over the last three weeks or so when I was a bit... um... difficult to deal with.
***UPDATE*** But, you know... never say die... (Yes, she's insane. She goes back and forth. Her life is full of drama. She's not happy unless its a ridiculous insurmountable challenge... what's your point??)
My point is just this: I'm going to train hard for my 2. I'm going to ski a lot. And whatever happens in April happens in April.