I also forgot to add: Welcome to the forum, and to the hobby!
The big piece of advice: If you haven’t already done so, go buy another recipe kit. Nobody makes great beer their first time out. For some reason first time brewers get disheartened by mediocre homebrew worse than first time bakers making a sh***y pie. Plan on practicing; your product will improve. Every other hobby depletes your beer supply; but this one increases it!
Also, all the kits basically omit talking about temperature control during fermentation, and it’s actually important. Each yeast lists a temperature range. Try to keep your brew somewhere 5-10 deg below the max until the kreusin falls. I don’t want to information overload, so I’ll just leave it at that for now. Once you get a couple batches done, you’ll see there is tons of info on why’s and how’s of temp control from free on up.