Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you posting
on the forum. You'll get all kinds of advice and opinions.
My opinion is that its really best to have at least a basic sailing course done before even considering buying
a sailboat. The way to find out if you like sailing and the community is to find a very inexpensive sailing club and join. They may even offer free introductory courses as ours does.
Good luck in whatever you do.