I guess my suggestion would actually to do a year and a day study and get to know yourself and what your path is, there is so much you can learn by simply dedicating yourself to understanding and learning like you plan on instead of getting a lot of books and being like okay now i can do all these things. Now don't get me wrong I feel that this could be longer then a year and a day it should be something you do all your life but a year and a day is a good starting point.
With a year and a day study you get a topic and you start that week/moth learning about it and feeling out how it works for you/ how you interpret the topic. Now most feel this is only Wiccan but this can be used for pagan to begin.
Now I do want to disclaim many are not into the ideal of individuals doing this outside of a coven because in a coven they have classes specifically set up for this, but I do have to say that it is possible to do this yourself and come to a conclusion but you actually have to stick to it and be willing to learn/study.
Now where to start with a year and a day study:
There are many ways you could simply gather some books dedicated to a year and a day study and follow them.
You could take an online course and have a mentor or do it all on your own.
You could do something like this..
The Prince Unorthodox on tumblrs ideal on it
http://theprinceunorthodox92.tumblr.com ... ghts#notes
you could do this and i really think this is the right way personally to go about it:
Make a list of things that interest you, compile a major list/key list and literally spend a month dedicated to studying an item on the list and learning if it calls to you.
Make sure to add the basics of the craft: various mythology and the gods within them, study the actual history of Wicca or what religion you feel calls to you.
i personally dedicated a month to learning about each religion and if it called to me Wicca, Buddhism, Voodoo, Judaism, Christianity, Wiccan Christianity... you get the ideal.
While your doing this journal what your thoughts are at that point in time and facts that you find interesting or disturbing.
Since meditation is something you don't get maybe start by getting a beginners guide to meditation and incorporate those lessons into what your already trying to learn so you learn them both as you go.
Let yourself get a feel for what you actually believe and what you think is just non-since make your path your own.
anyway sorry for the rambling but this would be my suggestion, I personally think anyone in any religion should do this to better affirm your beliefs and ideals but that's just me ><