Beginner looking for where to begin

Hi! I’m extremely new to all of this, and although I have some basic knowledge I really don’t know where to begin. I’ve been wanting to practice on the challenges and decided to start with crypto, but I really don’t know just how to start exactly. I’m really eager to learn and I learn quickly, I appreciate any advice! Thanks!

Its really based on what you are comfortable at. I did a few of the web challenges before starting machines which helped.
Go through some of ippsec’s videos on youtube they give you an idea on how to approach the machines and start with the easier machines and move your way up.

start with easy boxes, it’s funnier than challs.
for challs start with web and stego, they are easy-medium
watch ippsec and derek rook videos on youtube.