Shortly about big picture
Expect high volatility. However there are always superb projects to be found and invested as you have seen. @handofgod has made excellent calls for example in our humble group. In my opinion risk management is the key here: 1) Find good projects and dyor. 2) Keep always a good chunk of cash available. 3) Don't be too greedy and if things start to look ugly: cut the losses early.
No hurry, good things will come. Stay safe and have fun while grinding with us!