I started September 2017 knowing ZERO about electronics. I began studying for my amateur radio licence and as I always do, I got sidetracked by something that looked interesting.
So I started watching Youtube videos (as I always do) and began learning. I bought a few components dirt cheap in China and had them shipped. Then I saved & bought a really basic Arduino kit. This is day one of practical application instead of just watching videos.
The real bonus is that my 11yo son Stephen, has found a new interest in this too.