Start slow for sure, do something like one of those kits in a can that contains liquid malt and everything else you need. It's easy to get discouraged by failures, so it's nice to do something that's likely to work in the beginning.
If you have a local homebrew supply store those people are usually a great resource.
Also the plastic bucket fermenters are great, so much cheaper than the glass carboys and much easier to clean (albeit much less "cool", lol)
And write down everything you do! Even if you're just following the instructions that came with a kit. It's nice to be able to go back and try to figure out what went wrong if something doesn't come out right, and even nicer to be able to replicate a success.