Do what makes you happy and if the friends and family love you they will support your decisions. Go after who you love and live life regret less and regardless. Don’t wish or want, try.
I have learned that being selfish is the key to happiness. Until you are happy you can’t make anybody else happy in reality. Do what makes you happy and you will see life start to attract good things in your life because when you are happy in what you are doing than you will attract others who are like minded and share your interests. ~ Kevin Truesdale