Yes I'm aware of the differences I've been studying those like the fasting regulations and ash Monday things of that nature. As far as identifying that's hard because liturgy wise I identify with the Eastern traditions but I've grown very attached to my parish because these were the people that brought me back into the church and taught me what it means to be Catholic. I cannot see myself leaving my parish because as long as I have access to an English liturgy I don't want to break the bond I have with my friends. I'm fine with the way things are now with the new Eastern traditions I've adopted as long as I don't have to attend a Latin traditional mass or speak any Latin I'm perfectly happy in my parish.
Originally Posted by Vico
I am glad you have resolved this to your satisfaction. Yes, best is being Catholic. Just a note about the philosophy of the Catholic Church from the canons: one has a proper pastor and ordinary (Bishop) based upon where they live in their official paticular ritual Church (in your case Latin Church) and must get dispensations and permissions from them, and also the rules for holy days and fasting/abstinance come from that Church, no matter where you actually assist, or how you think of yourself or your personal devotions. That is why I think it is good to actually belong in the particular Church you most identify with, (plus you also have rights in your particular Church). Of course assisting at Mass/Divine Liturgy, sacraments, can be anywhere.