Another thing I would suggest for this first life is raid flagging. Flag for DQ raid, reavers fate, shroud and abbot as soon as possible and try to get a few runs in before you cap, you might not get XP for it but really the priority this life should be gear instead.
Once you get to cap you'll have to decide whether it's worthwhile to stay at cap for ~60 days to get 20th completions on the raids (shroud, hound of xoriat, vision of destruction, tower of despair, accursed ascension, reaver's fate, zawabi's revenge, plane of night, master artificer, lord of blades and whatever the new U14 raid is). Some of these are difficult to get 20th on unless you know people that run them regularly (abbot) and some have 10th lists instead (MA/LoB) but all will have loot that will help your completionist journey.
(If you complete most raids 20 times you'll get a list of most of the named items out of the raid which is often the surest way to get a specific item like the torc).
If you assume an hour per raid (some are more some are less) then that's 11 hours of time invested every 3 days, not sure what your schedule is but it could keep you busy anyway, plenty of quests to do in the meantime.
I'd also suggest to get into cannith challenges sooner rather than later, a ML:16 Frozen Tunic, Rock Boots and Elemental Greataxe of Fire would see you to level 20 in style.