Two things I’ve realized today:
1) I should focus primarily on speaking a language, at this point, with building up my vocabulary and speaking it to practice.
2) I prefer sketching over doing any form of design software, although I will end up using it in the future. The first picture you see in the left, in color, took me 45 minutes. The second picture, done all on Adobe Illustrator, took approximately 8 hours.
I like the accessibility of sketching because you do not have go through moving the mouse, playing around with multiple layers, adjusting colors; it gets too complicated.