Your recovery will be terribly low when you start off as a mage. With no MP(MapleStory gold) recovery at level 8, your MP recovery is 3, 4.5 on relaxer. It will be 3.8, 5.7 on a relaxer if you follow the More MP build. Maybe you can do Grendel's Magician traning to boost your exp bar. You might need to find safe spots in ellinia slime/stump maps.
If you have completed Grendel's Holy Water of Protection level((MapleStory powerlevling) 8 quest, removed in some versions, upgraded to level 70 in others and has been rewarded 2 magic seeds by Chief Tomato. Field South of Ellnia has a safe platform with an NPC on it, and Field Up North of Ellinia has a new platform at the top of the map, with a green round portal that leads to Leafre, and do not enter the portal.
If you have around 1,000 mesos in Maplestory, you can take a cab to henesys and train at henesys hunting ground, where you can train safely on slimes and snails. Try to maybe read something while recovering MP on a relaxer, or just forgo the trouble and sip mana pots IF you are funded. And there are 8 resting spots the ones within reach of the jumping slimes and orange mushrooms are risky.