Getting into 3D modeling can be very overwhelming and intimidating at first, especially if you don't know where to start. Building up the courage to take the first step is commendable, although if you don't have the proper mind-set, discipline, and resources, you will most likely get discouraged, lose interest, and eventually give up. You can go to school to learn 3D modeling, and that's completely fine. Although, I personally think that you can progress much quicker on your own if learn how to utilize the plentiful resources of the internet. I found that the most important thing to learn is learning how to learn. And by that, I mean learning how to find information, support communities, and resources. So where do you start? The image on the left is the first 3D model I've ever made, and I'm going to tell you about my learning path since then, along with some things I would have done differently, knowing what I know now.