Please forgive me for addressing your questions out of order, I’m disorganised ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It’s never too early to seek out comrades, by which I mean people that you feel affinity with, people you trust, people who will talk with you about ideas. People who don’t call themselves anarchists can be comrades and allies too, as can people who don’t identify politically at all.
As dot mentioned, this site isn’t topical, but it’s a great space to explore ideas with other anarchists. There are a number of writers here who’ve profoundly shaped the way I think and what I believe, I’ve been challenged and it’s been fun. Don't be afraid to wade into the comments or answer questions!
I think the point that Nihilist raised about the word ‘potential’ is a good one, and I’d like to expand on it a little. It isn’t just adult’s expectations of you that can be implied by the word ‘potential’, it implies that you could be better, or more useful, than you are now; but more useful to who?
‘The Movement’? ‘Progress’? ‘Society’?
I’d like to give you a comradely caution - ever since you were born you have been becoming, and you will continue to become until you die, so become on your own trajectory, towards your own goals. Don’t try to be useful to a political movement, ideology or concept. If your primary goal is to be useful to someone else because you believe it’s the right thing to do (rather than because it’s the best thing for you) you run a very high risk of just becoming meat for the machine. Politics eats people.
You’re a unique person, you have all kinds of potentials, and it’s for you - no one else - to decide what your talents, creativity, desires and life should be applied to. It’s also your place to judge whether you’re a properly informed and educated anarchist, not ours. Of course I’m delighted to recommend readings I’ve that I’ve enjoyed and have expanded my anarchist consciousness, such as:
Against Identity Politics by Lupus Dragonowl (if you want something zeitgeisty)
The Network of Domination by Wolfi Landstreicher (really anything by Wolfi/Feral Faun/Apio Ludd is worth reading)
Bolo'bolo by P.M. (This book isn't gospel, but it's pretty cool nonetheless)
And finally, Gods and Radicals is generally a bit more explicitly leftist, and more explicitly pagan than I am, but the articles they publish are good for keeping up with what's going on in radical anticapitalist and anti-authoritarian culture.