Convert here too. During the two official years (+20 years) it took before I was received into the Catholic church (Easter 2014) I had several (every 4-6 weeks) individual conversations with one priest and then also with the deacon, who taught us during the second year. Some of the things I talked with them about were about me and my future and this was not something for everyone else in the group. These conversations were a lot more important than the two years of teaching.
I started writing a “Spiritual journal” early in the process and that has been a great help in getting down on paper what has been going on in my head and also a good help when talking with the priest or deacon. In a smaller note book, I wrote down a couple of words or sentences about issues that I needed to talk to them about. After I had done that, the “problem” eased and the same thing happened when I had phoned either of them and scheduled an appointment even though the appointment could be two weeks later.
The official Catholic teaching was what I already believed so nothing was new to me. What was important though, was to get to know other people both in the group and also in my parish. I am living on my own and am the only Catholic or even believer in my family and among friends.
My conversion process was a roller coaster ride that has mellowed down to a little kiddie´s ride after being Catholic for two years. (Not the Merry-go-round as they make me sick!). I still see the priest every six weeks and now it is more of making sure I walk forward steadily. What I really like about the Catholic church is that it is never “I and God” but instead “I, God and the whole Catholic church”, which means, I am never left on my own to figure thing out. Both my parish and the one I was received in make sure the converts are well taken care of as they know how important it is to have a solid foundation to stand on.