Todd,
welcome...I recognize you from FM.
You have come to right place for analog.
While there are a few knobends around here you'll find this place quite respectful and most certainly helpful (not that FM isn't, just quite a few more tossers)

Let me make a recommendation considering you seem new to film.

Get in the habit of consistency in your processes NOW.
You will find good technique in the darkroom (like anywhere else)will come as second nature if you drill it into yourself at this fresh stage.