Sorry – missed your first post.
Being an impatient old bu**er, I joined the SMF program in December rather than wait for January.
You can, in fact, start whenever you like and, by following the SMF lessons link work through at pretty much your own pace. Although 1 lesson a day is enough for my small brain.
So if your really raring to go - just go for it ……. And enjoy.
Take it easy,