Here is a VERY SIMPLISTIC VIEW......
Being a beginner is a one and only experience. You will never have the opportunity to experience the watching and then that talking and then the playing in the same way ever again. Treasure this time.
Take is slowly, talk on line to a few people who are obviously experienced but not necessarily what you think you want. Just say Hi. Find out a few ideas, views, nice people to chat to.
Get to chat to a few 'good guys' and ask them to support you on your first experience. I did that and had such a wonderful weekend in Mancehster years ago. Thanks to those poeple.
Dont expect to have to know it all, do it all, take it all.
Watch and learn Be respectful of watching, they may not appreciate it especially if they are 'round a corner' or what seems to be in a self contained area.
This is your jounrney and you are the driver. Go as fast or as slow as you want and you will never regret it.
There are some very decent people on here.