If it is tugging on your heart then chase the inkling. Do not ever feel bad for making a decision about your own life that bothers other people. In all honesty, you are not responsible for their happiness. You are only responsible for your own happiness. Anyone who wants you to live in misery should not be part of your life. Speak your mind, make people uncomfortable. If I want to ruin my reputation on the Internet, then no one else should worry because it’s not your reputation.