I've been a gun owner for less than two months. I've spent lots of time taking classes and practicing at the range. The better I get with my gun skills, the more confidence I have. The confidence is spreading to other parts of my life, including my work life. At work, I am more willing to state my opinion and to challenge something that isn't productive. I feel other changes too. All of them are positive changes. Most of them are difficult to put into words. I'd like to hear from other new shooters who feel similarly.