Reasons why it's a good idea to get a head start

Began studying in April for the December exam and am now very glad I did so. The reason is that ‘life’ will inevitably intrude on even the most carefully designed study plans. In my case, I got laid off when the market crashed here in Moscow, which totally sapped my enthusiasm to study, then got caught up in following the global financial crisis. It is only now that I am trying hard to get back on the horse and start studying hard again.