Take your time.
Most important advice I can give you is: take your time.
You don’t have to do everything…cause that’s impossible, EVE has too many options for game play. You won’t understand that until you’ve played for about a year. That’s right, a year.
EVE is a long term effort/delight. It can be frustrating, rage inducing, exhilarating, slow and way too fast, and…sometimes, it’s all of that at once, .
In EVE, you write your own story each time you log in. Other players, that you interact with, either voluntarily or involuntarily, impact your story each time you log in, too. Maybe you sell something at a trade hub, maybe you rat to earn isk, maybe you mine asteroids, or maybe you go shoot someone’s ship, voila…interaction, with other players. You’ve undercut someone’s price or sold them a deal, you shot the rat (therefore denying them income) before they could, it’s the same deal with the asteroids, and of course, shooting someone’s ship…that’s direct action.
IMO, in EVE, it’s the interaction with other players that’s the icing on your game “cake”. Yes, you can play EVE mostly solo, but as other’s have mentioned playing EVE with others enhances your game. And, generally the best stories, in EVE, are stories where you overcame obstacles, with your friends, and sometimes, in spite of your “enemies”.
So, take your time, find a group you like, whose method of playing EVE matches your own ideas. Learn about EVE. If you find, in the end, your first choice of group, or second, or third, (or however many) was not the right choice, don’t worry. Changing corps is practically expected among new players. Old players change corps, too.
But, take your time. Remember, in EVE, treachery, thievery, scamming, piracy are all valid, and routine. This is a virtual universe, and if you can imagine it…someone else has, too, and is probably making an isk off of it.
Don’t fly what you can’t afford to lose, and if you lose it…lose it with grace, in public (even if you’re raging in private.)
Welcome to EVE.