Many years ago, a group of people including myself started to play our first game of 3e D&D, I have loved fantasy since I was a small person and relished the idea of bringing my strange imagination to the table. Cut forward three(?) sessions later and it was all over, not really sure why, I guess everyone else was not quite into it as I was, plus being grown ups, probably real life got in the way.
Cut forward to present time and I still want to play, and having recently picked up the EP books from the bundle of holding I am looking to get myself into some creative spaces again, and also try and break away from the min/max mentality that I get into whenever I read my D&D books.
Now to my question, aside from reading through the source books, is there anything that I should really be aware of/prepare/do before I try and find myself a game, coming from the perspective of being an absolute beginner.