Start with the basics. Learn about the elements. Don't buy into people telling you that things like ice, light, darkness and lava are elements. Read the classics. They are classics for a reason. Learn to balance the elements within you and what they are really used for. Most of all, don't think that your idea of the elements and magic is unchangeable. Learn and grow.
I also do Elemental Magick. I use earth to ground myself from irrational fears. Water to help calm me down, and release any toxic energy inside. Air to help me help heal my energy and rejuvenate and fire to give me strength and power (i need it to do martial arts lel)