I do a lot of hackthebox, I'm not great at it though.
There is a lot of places to start learning.
tryhackme.com is geared to very beginners and has a lot of free stuff also a paid version
vulnhub.com all free but also all linux might limit you on what you can do.
anarcho_hackers has a matrix server of like minded people https://hispagatos.org/
their matrix server is english but their website is in spanish. They might be more onboard with pathb approach
some old school zines from 2010'shttps://mirror.hackthissite.org/hackthiszine/