I am glad my first experience was a good one. While I was never "scared" of firearms, I guess I could say I was "intimidated" by them. That part is pretty much gone now, so the fun begins!!!
Welcome to TFL and the world of shooting. I read this comment and had to post. You should never lose the fear or intimidation of firearms. That fear will keep you and others safe. They are fun to shoot but never forget that they are deadly instruments and can kill in an instant.
I am a proud CCW permit holder and carry everyday. I handle a gun several times a day (gotta take it off to pee, lol) and I always keep in mind the 4 basic rules of firearm safety because I know the moment I relax on those rules is the moment someone gets hurt.
Be safe and do have fun, just don't forget that fear.