I hear you Chrondi!
A Sunfish would not have been my first choice to learn to sail on, at least not now that the old bones are beginin' to creak and groan a bit
Hard to turn down 'free' for your first boat though.
But indeed, when the budget gets bigger and the belly gets smaller..more sailing will be on the horizon! And I may start checking the weather reports for the next few weekends. Perhaps that cove won't look so big or be quite as intimidating in a nice lil 5 to 10 knt. blow..compared to last time