Trust me, there are a lot more resources available today than there were when we started about 8 years ago, and we figured it out.
This will help: http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/commands.html
If you're not using a gamepad, you'll want to be using the keyboard as your primary means of interaction with the game. If you're on a full size keyboard, the menu key will be the - key over on your number pad. From there, you can pull up the map, your inventory, your stats, and a few other things.
To check out difficult an enemy is, hit CTRL + C. To begin with, you want to start off with things that check "Decent Challenge" or "Easy Prey." Anything that says "Even Match" or higher is going to give you problems until you've got some more experience under your belt.
You won't have any special attacks to start. Just hit CTRL + A to attack a bee, and let your character whack at it.
If your HP is low, hit the * key on the number pad to rest up to full health. As you level up and acquire more hit points, you'll have to rest much less frequently.