I have started to do my actual IFR flying last week. It's a completely incredible experience. After a year of flight training, I'm finally doing the kind of flying professionals do! It's really exciting to be in the IFR environment, and doing all the things I have learned so much about.
I have had two flights so far, and they have gone extremely well. I haven't had any major issues yet. My instructor is pleased with my progress, and I feel like I'm making progress every day.
Currently I'm on track to be done with my instrument rating by the end of the month.
We'll see! 🙂