I'm neither Buddhist nor not a Buddhist.
Hi friend!What will say that will be your view and action, not the label you or others decide to stick on your "forehead".
Nevertheless, I'm always happy when I hear that someone feels inspired by Dharma teachings. So, you made my day.
I'll be bold and share with you some suggestions. Take what you want and disregard the rest!
Relax, study the Buddharma carefully, take advice from those you can perceive to be quite seasoned and look for a teacher who inspires you. This is more important than deciding what school is best suited, although some fit well with different sorts of personalities. Do all this with ease.
Practice is the main key and my suggestion would be making lots of very small sessions for some time instead of bigger sessions at the beginning. All the theory serves to guide practice as it is the view (or the rejection of views, which can only come much later and well grounded in the knowledge about the reasons why views should be rejected) that will sharpen it.
My advice is that until you consult a teacher, spend some time mastering quiescence meditation (shamatha or, in Tibetan phonetics, shinê, zhiney, ect..). It will pay off in the long run.
Be honest. If you have nagging doubts, ask qualified teachers and friends you trust. Don't force yourself to believe anything, but be ready to consider some more wild assumptions as working hypothesis at least.
Learn to difference what is the "summum bonum" of the teachings and the adornments. Buddhadharma serves humans. One doesn't need to be from a specific ethnicity, race, (whatever one prefers to call it) to practice. Neither does one needs to adopt alien cultural dressings, foods, habits to be a good practitioner. Usually that turns one more into a clown than anything.
Last, if 10 years from now you are still where you are now, something went very wrong along the way.
Have a pleasant journey!