Hi aaronjunited. Welcome to the forums.
It's good idea to keep studying and learning, because there's a lot to learn. I like to look at sites I admire and study how they were done, by using Inspect Element in Chrome etc.
A good way to go about building a site is to start with the cotent. Work out what needs to be said, then work out a logical arrangement for that content—whether it be one page or multiple pages. As you organize that content logically, a layout starts to appear. Use that as the basis for your layout, then gradually add some decoration to finish it off.
If you don't have any further projects to work on, then perhaps seu up a portfolio of individual pages, where you experiment with various kinds of design.
Hope that helps.