How long will you continue to please others, but not yourself?
This life is yours. It's your one shot to live, love, and follow your heart and dreams.
Someone will always judge you; someone will always say, "You can't do that."
These are some of the hardest things to overcome...what other people think of you. Their negativity can greatly impact your decisions and discourage you from going after the things you want. Isn't it time to throw up your hands and say, "I really don't care what you think of me"?
So, do it.
Live your life how you want to live it. If your heart and passion is in it, do what makes you happy and what you love. It doesn't matter if they don't understand, if they say "You can't", or if they criticize you. None of that really matters.
What matters is you. You hold the key to your own future, not them. Love yourself, have confidence in your abilities, be a little bit selfish, and never, ever give up.