Motorcycles are good, fun, and efficient modes of transportation especially at places where there is shortage of parking space.Since You've never ridden before, so go for the motorcycle safety course . Even with all of the precautions, it's urge is irresistible. Just be safe, and wear protective gear.Just be safe and have fun!
All you can do is ride as defensively as you can and be careful. as long as you are responsible and wont be an idiot like some other bike riders you will be fine.
After taking the motorcycle safety course and see if you like it well enough to get a bike if you have not bought one yet .keep save that's what I advise .While driving keep focused ,do not be absent minded and do not think about all sort of things at your work and home.Just be a cool headed driver .