Newbie: How to begin studies?

Hi, all. I found this group through Shorthand Shorthand Shorthand.

I'm interested in learning shorthand to aid in my notetaking, creative writing, and household tasks.

I've decided to go with the Gregg DJS, but I have no idea how to begin my studies. There are websites, manuals, Amazon books, downloadable lessons.... It's overwhelming! I don't know how to begin!

Any advice would be appreciated.

(by ailina_l for everyone)