first of all, i can't believe you've owned your jeep over a year and haven't had the top down yet!
i was nervous the first time i did it too. just to be on the safe side, do it on a day when the weather is really nice so you have all day to practice if necessary. before you do it, make sure the sun has had a chance to warm up the fabric first so it will be easier to work with as colder fabric is stiff and does not want to cooperate. not trying to be a smart ass, but do you know how to take your side windows off? you have to remove them completely to put your top down. if you have never had them off, that can be a tricky part too getting the zippers of the side windows aligned when you are trying to put them back on. after taking your side windows off and rolling up your rear window (or remove it completely if you prefer to avoid scratches), it's just a matter of undoing a few latches and the top will fold back naturally. just tuck the fabric neatly into the back of your jeep and you are good!
honestly, it just takes practice. yes it can be intimidating the first couple of times and like me you may feel like the world's biggest dork trying to wrestle with your top but it does get easier.
p.s. here is a video someone posted of themselves taking down their soft top. you will go slow and probably look very similar to this guy in the beginning.