If I can offer a reply to the OP as one who is not (yet?) Orthodox, I converted to Catholicism back in the late 90s when I was in college. At the time, it seemed a perfect solution to the objections I had always had to the largely Baptist Christianity I grew up in (my family was devout but denominationally-vague). Examining my life at that time, though I certainly “believe[d] and profess[ed] all that the holy Catholic Church teaches, believes and proclaims to be revealed by God” (from the profession of faith before my reception), I think my decision to convert was, among other things, excessively based on doctrine and Western history. Obviously doctrine is important, but syllogism and deduction divorced, even conceptually, from prayer is a problem. I don't think that that is intrinsic to Catholicism, but the Latin tradition is more tempted to rationalism than the many Eastern traditions. And by focusing on the West, Catholicism naturally seemed to me more correct than Protestantism; while the Reformers had many very valid points, their position ultimately had to be rejected because they did not return to apostolic doctrine and practice, instead choosing to invent their own churches and polities.
To cut this off a bit, focus less on history, less on doctrine. Brilliant minds on every side have come to different conclusions. Catholics become Orthodox and Orthodox become Catholic, each claiming a clear conscience and certainty from their investigations. Pray every day and cultivate a relationship with someone in each tradition to talk to. A priest is obviously a good place to start; he may have valuable information for you. Don't make a quick decision - coming to God is not a sprint, but a marathon. Trust that God will guide you where He wants you. Keep in mind the wise saying of St. Anthony the Great:
“Somebody asked Anthony, 'What shall I do in order to please God?' He replied, 'Do what I tell you, which is this: wherever you go, keep God in mind; whatever you do, follow the example of Holy Scripture; wherever you are, stay there and do not move away in a hurry. If you keep to these guidelines, you will be saved.’”