You'll never stop studying if you're doing it right. There is always more to see and learn. However, you should wait to buy your supplies and whatnot until you are confident and set in your path. Going out and buying everything in the occult-shop because you are relatively new will seem foolish to you later on because chances are, you won't need all that fancy stuff, but mostly the stuff that you already have. If there is room on your nightstand for an altar, then your nightstand may be a lovely altar.