Greetings @Jackie! Thanks for the warm welcome, and thanks to everyone else as well!
In answer to your questions:
1) I was looking for a forum with live chat included, and stumbled upon this forum ^^
2) I have only been a furry for the past 2 days, but I have known about the fandom for quite a long time, probably about 5 years.
3) I don't really have an official fursona, but one of my friends who is a furry suggested I look at who I see myself. Based on my qualities of being loyal, friendly, and a "guardian" to my friends and family (I help in cases of suicide or thoughts of suicide), I decided to make myself a Winged Wolf. Winged Wolves are thought of as guardians and protectors in Germanic Mythology. In regards to color scheme, I am debating between two. The first color scheme is primarily black, with secondary patches of white and purple. My secondary color scheme is primarily white, with secondary patches of gold and black.
4) Regarding my interests in this Anthropomorphic Furry Fandom, I don't have a set goal, but I have seen how much fun people have in it, and from what I have seen, the majority of the people here have been incredibly kind and welcoming! I make music and create sound effects, among other audio work, so maybe I'll start making thematic music for the fandom.