Learning from other's mistakes is definitely the best way to go. But don't worry. There will still be plenty enough to make on your own.
We know this by experience. Plus some things you read, somehow don't register until you have actually done it
, then you think, "oh, yeah, that's what they were talking about!"
Just be flexible and don't get flustered. If you are able to read and prevent every mistakes you are better than we. Have a great time in all circumstances.
Irene and Jim