You'll need a good social linkshell to help you advance. Among others, I hope you will consider Cynosure. We're at cynosure-online.com and happen to have a fair number of newer players who'd love some "peers" to level up with!
____________________________Grommet Taru male San d'Orian
95 WHM, BLM, RNG, SMN, WAR/ 64SAM/ 52DRK/ 51PLD, THF/ 49NIN, SCH, RDM, DNC
100 Woodworking and Fishing; 80 Synergy
60 in all other crafts
(Updated November 12, 2011)