Hello Mandi! Welcome to Dharma Wheel!
Good to see you have found a Buddhist centre near you. I advise newbies to shop around a bit with centres before settling down. See how you feel about the people and the teachings. There are many different approaches to Buddhism, some appeal to some, others appeal to others.
With the eye of wisdom we discover a lot of anger in us, any amount of jealousy, resentment, ignorance, desire - mountains of emotion whose existence we would never have suspected in ourselves... We recognize that most of the faults we perceive in others are only the mirror of our own negativity, the reflection of our own disturbed feelings... At the same time, we relieve the world around us of the burden of our own negative judgements."
Gendun Rinpoche Heart Advice from a Mahamudra Master