Me next step, real experience

I am an international student with many goals and unique styles for reaching them. I started trading by myself and it has not been the way I expected. Keeping up with the news comes naturally to me. Detecting small or short-term patterns has been easy. However, I don’t feel real knowledge progression. I’m ready to take the next steps to improve my skillset. I want to become a smart trader with experience. I understand that getting there might be difficult. I am ready to take on this new challenge and dedicate my time to grow as an individual while generating wealth at the same time. I am open to advice from more experienced traders. My goal is to improve, become smarter, and gain experience.