Collecting for the enjoyment of collecting, whatever that might be, is the name of the game. Don't hesitate to ask questions especially if you need basic information and especially more advanced sources of information for any possible topic. You should be able to find folks on this board a little further along on their collecting journey glad to share experiences.
As a fellow hoosier named Bobby is famous for saying, "basketball is the most complex simple game you can play (next to W-F stamps)
Enjoy your journey through philately.
Best regards, Russ