The day started with me waking up after not much sleep. I knew this could be the day. Last evening my CFI was ready to let me loose. We got up there but it was a bit more gusty than he felt comfortable. I did fairly ok. No issues. “Let’s see how it looks tomorrow. You are ready” he said. It’s been a long journey. My age (high 40), my slow learning pace, changing CFIs, my reluctance to go up there alone without first feel I know almost everything, but most important my lack of confidence, had me sitting there at 84.1 hours of training without solo yet (84.1 hours of unbelievable experience. I wouldn't change a single minute of those). It is not that I wasn’t close before. My previous CFI was going to send me up about 2 months ago. But I didn’t have it that day. He tried hard, I tried hard but it wasn’t a good day for me. It happens.... Now, I was preparing for a new try. Weather looked good. I was checking it almost hourly using ForeFlight and Aviation Weather. Winds around 8-10 kt. Within my limits for sure. I was driving to the airport in the evening checking every single flag on the way. Some not moving at all but some waving hard. The last one I saw, 3 minutes away from the airport, was somewhere in the middle. I got to the airport and found my CFI. “Let’s see how it goes” he said. “Go pre-flight and I will meet you out there”. Pre-flight was uneventful. We did the engine runup and we started pattern work at our towered airport. First lap was good. Good takeoff, good pattern, perfect landing. The pattern was a bit crowded. My communication with the tower was good. Second lap, upwind, 700 ft, and I was ready to turn right crosswind. A Skyhawk in front of us was taking his time and his upwind was too long. In the past I would have turn without realizing other traffic was in front. At this point of my training I am more aware of where other traffic is and their position on the pattern. “I will follow him and turn behind him” I said. “Yup” he said. After crosswind and downwind turn, he called the tower “Tower, N2ND, we would like the option on this one”. That was the signal. After we got clearance he said “Short field landing”. It was going to happen. A good base and final turn and a good landing was required. I did well. As we are rolling on the runway and I am braking he turns to me and said “What do you think?” and I replied “Let’s do it ! “…..