Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. I'd suggest finding a local sailing/yacht club that offers basic sailing classes
. You'll know right away if you fit into the boating community and if you really want to sail/cruise/liveaboard.
A little bit of caution about jumping aboard someone's boat
when invited. Talk with them first to get an idea of whether or not they are safety
oriented and it'd be best to go aboard a family
for the first few sails
until you get a feel for who you can trust.