I'd like to share a quick story to hopefully prevent any bad situations from coming up when you take a section of the exam. I was scheduled to take the REG section of the exam this morning. However, I had foolishly registered for a race that took place on Sunday. So rather than being able to do a final review for the exam the day before, I spent most of it recovering from the tough physical workout. Looking back on it, I wouldn't have suggested it to myself (even though I did it anyway) and I certainly wouldn't suggest it to anyone else.
For the same reason that studying during tax season is not a smart idea, having a distractor such as a race so close to the exam date provides plenty of room for error. Unfortunately, in preparing for taking the exam today, I forgot to make sure that I had everything that I needed to sit for the exam, which includes my driver's license. Once arriving at the test site I realized that I had lost it and was unable to take the exam.
I hate to put up such a downer/horror story so quickly on this blog, but on the lighter side of things where glasses are always half full, the grass is uncomfortably green, and people are incessantly smiling, I'll have more time to study for this section so I can comfortably walk into the test center with license in hand.
Here's the takeaway: focus on the exam and only the exam in the days/week leading up to the exam so that your mind is fully focused towards it. Your future self will be very thankful for it, I'm sure you'll agree! And of course remember to bring your driver's license!