Hello, thanks for the welcome.
My road to Orthodoxy was sort of long. I began considering Orthodoxy after reading the Philokalia in a classical-style University program I was in (at a Protestant University), and having general misgivings about the Protestant church. The more I studied, the more I became convinced that I could no longer be Protestant, but my entire family and all my friends were Protestant. The two people I did know who were Orthodox were professors (again at the Protestant University
) and our dean of students was the priest at our local parish that I eventually started attending. I left SoCal for Oxford for a semester, and after attending Liturgy in Christ Church Cathedral every Sunday for a semester, I knew I could never go back to Protestant services. I began attending Orthdox liturgy after I returned. After I graduated, I moved back "home", where there were no Orthodox churches. I eventually moved back to SoCal (last summer, after 3 years in exile, as I term it) and went back to our Orthodox church and became a catechumen immediately. So, it took a Protestant University and Michaelmas term at an Anglican cathedral to convert me.
Since I studied Orthdoxy for so long before converting, I don't find any of the teachings very difficult. Becoming Orthodox has been a sort of revelation- any small issues I did have have evaporated in light of the Truth the church teaches.