The winds are unusually strong out from the east and there is a low ceiling. What route and altitude are you going to file to Santa Barbara? How are you going to safely transition from the ground to the enroute structure? Share your departure plan to the CFII before flying this one in the sim. SAFE and NAFI instructors will be glad to help you prep or debrief if you have any questions.
Arrive well briefed for this flight and get extra sim time. Access and review the materials here.