Sorry I took so long getting back to you, I am in the middle of hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas right now, so things have been busy...
I would say mess around with programming. I am always trying out new programming languages, checking out operating systems, building games, websites... I also watch a TON of tutorials, even if I don't understand them, I just watch them to see other techniques.
My last piece of advice, stay focused and start off simple.
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