Following what you love can be the hardest thing one ever does. Not because love is difficult or hard work equals success. It is standing up for what you believe in. The only reason that can be arduous is the resistance you will encounter from well-meaning people in your life who shoot down any and all ideas that will rise you to another level.
It may be jealousy or that they do not want to lose you but I think it speaks far more to their fears holding them back. Therefore they do not want to see others get ahead as it puts them in the position of ‘it can be done’. Quite frankly, that scares the crap out of many people.
Despite the fear of those closest to you, following your intuition will never fail. Even if you do not end up where you thought, it is guaranteed to be an enjoyable journey, full of ups and downs. At the end of it will be success and fulfillment.
Take the leap, share the reap.