I have seen some articles on here about conversion but it seems to me like most of it has to do with the Orthodox movement, whereas I am concerned more with Reform as it seems to hold the same values/ideals I see as valid as important to them.
I am a Noahide who does pray daily and observes certain aspects of Judaism (such as refraining from pork and taking some time out of each day for "religious reading"). I am going through a lot in life right now, however, I am considering conversion once things settle down a bit. I want to convert because Judaism holds many values such as ethical monotheism, charity, consistency, and community and is culturally similar in some ways to my own background (North Indian/Kashmiri).
I do have some reason to believe that it is possible that I have some distant Jewish roots from the Iraqi or Persian Jews or possibly other tribes that came into the areas my known ancestors are from, however, my basis for conversion to Judaism would lie in the fact that it is the religion that speaks to me the most and that being a Noahide leaves you a little bit lost and without identity/spiritual guidance. My parents are really supportive and despite everything happening I think they would definitely encourage me to do this if it is what I want.
I would like some opinions/answers on the following questions if anyone has the time:
Would this limit me to only marrying someone who is also Jewish (I don't have any issues with it at all but I am only 18 and still have college so it's just a lot to think about now)?
Would people question or look at me differently because I am a convert (I could pass off as Persian mixed with some European)?
Does it make sense to convert if many of the prayers have to do with ancestry, when it is currently understood that I do not have any Jewish ancestry?
Would I still be able to live life like I usually do and have religion be something I can adhere to and devote time to daily, without having to isolate or limit myself to the Jewish community (I want to be balanced and still be able to go out and do things with friends and family and have a somewhat flexible schedule much like the average American Christian barring Shabbat restrictions)?
I would like to spend time/live/or possibly study in Israel, will being a Reform convert affect any of that (From what I understand the Orthodox movement would not consider me to be properly Jewish)?
Thank you for reading and hopefully giving your honest opinions/answers on this important aspect of my life, I wish you the best!