In my personal experience –
Jordan, you've gotten a lot of great advice so I have just one peice to add. Make sure that you soak everything in and learn not only good ideas, but the bad ideas that you can learn what NOT to do from them. I have grown the most from watching others and figuring out how I could make it work for me. Not saying that you shouldn't make mistakes (another way that I have learned alot too) but sometimes you can let others make some mistakes for you!
Do Vegan Zombies eat heads of lettuce?