your reply is also encouraging me (to continue writing here)
My "change" from Vajrayana to Theravada was not easy. After I thought for about 17 years to confess myself to buddhism, I was so happy when I found "my" Vajrayana group just next door. It became like a family to me and suddenly I found out, that I "understand" the Theravada tradition deep in my heart much better.
It was painful and tearful for me, because my feeling was like leaving my family. It was like I had to tear my heart in two pieces: the one with my Vajrayana-"family", the other to follow the way, my heart and my mind understands much better.
While I was in the time of decision making, we arranged a day-for-youth in our group and I told the teenagers about the life of the Buddha. I told them that he left his family when he was seeking for liberation and I knew that I never will be able to find my "personal" way when I practice the Vajrayana, because it would lead me to much more attachement (also the attachment to friends I really, really love).
But I also became aware that on the one hand I felt like in a dear family, on the other hand I realized more and more that I had been always under a kind of latent stress (one of my closest friends always felt how stressed I felt inside).
The story is actually much longer, this is just a little "flashlight"....
My very best wishes are with you - may you find your way easily and smooth.