Read up before you start. Papazian’s books are classics but there are other resources, especially on-line.
Buy a gear kit and a recipe kit and give it a go.
The key is to sanitize absolutely everything.
A corollary is to not drink while you brew. Mistakes will happen. Get it in the carboy and then have at it.
Also, be patient. You probably won’t be able to drink your first batch for a month or so.
Tons of work and tons of fun. If you have the time.
Patience is important. The temptation is to sample the beer to early and then drink the whole batch quickly before it gets time to mature. A 5-gallon batch is only about 2 cases and you will be wanting to share with friends and family ( that’s why my buddy and I make up to 20-gal. batches).
It’s wise to start your second batch soon after the first. Life all comes together when your drinking one of your own homebrews while making a fresh batch.
About drinking while brewing; I agree, there is plenty of time to drink later. If we drink while brewing, it’s very little and later in the process, then maybe a couple after while cleaning the equipment.