I have studied Judaism on my own for a little over two years and I do have the FULL intent to ultimately convert. I live in a very rural area in the south, so Jewish communities are few and far between, so I do not yet have a Rabbi to ask in this instance (however, I have coordinated with the closest one to me and will be meeting with him after the High Holidays!) All of this in mind, I've been told that as part of the conversion process, one should "live a Jewish lifestyle." Does this include observing Yom Kippur? It recently occurred to me that observing Jewish holy days may be seen as appropriative or offensive, and that is the last thing I want to do. I welcome your thoughts graciously.