Hey there, @NMdad ! Thanks for the reply. I've noticed this in other intro threads, and I really appreciate seeing new people greeted here. It really does feel like a community
I'm currently in "I need an idea(s)" mode, so my focus is on that. I've also been studying computer science and programming for the past year, brainstorming a couple ideas for mobile apps during this process. I've read in several other threads that it really just comes down to providing that first solution to a problem -- just get started with something, anything -- and that one should also look through their own life to identity any pain points that can be resolved. So, I'm working on learning to write an app that addresses a problem that I'm dealing with currently.
Other than that, I'm just working on educating myself further (I'm an avid bibliophile, especially when it comes to any personal development literature), and learning to use tools like Google Trends and it's associated services along with a CENTS validation template that I made to use with any idea I find with potential.