Welcome to the forum. Glad you decided to join up and hope you find your participation here helpful.
Meanwhile, I routinely hook up with newcomers for an outing to help them overcome the apprehension that most of us encounter when we start OC'ing. I believe it helps to tag along in the company of somebody who has been open carrying for awhile to help you get through them first tenative outings. If you'd like to spend a part of your day OC'ing with a partner, I'd be happy to introduce you to OC'ing and help make it an enjoyable experience. I've done so for others hereabouts, and extend the offer to you as well.
The last newcomer I took out had his first LEO encounter while with me in Parker. Since I was his companion, I took the lead in dealing with the officers and he learned something about how to handle a situation of that ilk. (which turned out to be a 'non-event' when all was said and done)
Anyhow, if you think it would help you get comfortable with OC'ing, I'd be happy to give you the nickle tour of Aurora to help you get started OC'ing.