I am not new to woodworking, but I have not done it in many years. Like you I just picked up the saw a few weeks ago. While I know how to do things in my head from past experience, my muscles are at a loss. What I have been doing, is building useful jigs and the like for my shop. This has given me a chance to work with some complex designs without worrying about making it look perfect the first time. For example I built a cross cut sled for my table saw. It took me more than a week, but that was because I looked high and low for good designs, and then finally modified one for my purposes. I also used it as an opportunity to play with poplar and birch plywood. Neither were necessary but poplar is my favorite wood to work with and I got a good deal on a 4x4 1/2" sheet of ply. Ultimately this jigs, and racks, and such will be of great help as I plan to build new cabinets for my condo.
I agree with Dal300, if you have done all your reading, just get in there and make some saw dust. Also if you have a WoodCraft or similar store near you, you might consider some beginner classes to learn techniques and safety. Take the latter seriously, I once lost a fight with a table-saw, I am lucky to have all my digits. (I am missing a chunk from the side of my right thumb)