Sometimes, you have to do something that tests your devotion to your craft. Sometimes, you have to bite a little harder on the bait to get picked. Sometimes, you have to do whats right for YOU. Not everyone will agree with your choices, that's fine because not everyone can live your life. So, what they think shouldn't deter you from going for the gold. You make friends along the way, and those friends wish for your success as much as you wish for theirs. No friend would try to guilt you into staying in a place where you're not flourishing. No friend would put what they "like" over your dreams. No friend would dust you so that you wouldn't be able to shine.
It's time for a new lease on life. A new view of success. It's time for a change and it MUST start with me.