Too often I see my friends being too concerned with others opinions and feelings to do what is right for them, and try as I might to try to get them to not think about others, they can't separate these from their own. It is frustrating. For the most part, we make our own problems and drama- and for the most part, we can avoid it. The key is to just remember what is best for YOU not anyone else. Do what makes YOU happy. If other people don't agree- so what? Would you let someone else make your life choices?
Everyone is going to have issues with somethings. For every choice in life people will tell you that you made the wrong one. Haters are around every corner. You need to defend yourself by not feeding into them and not letting them get to you. As soon as you decide to not let these shitty people get to you-life will be a lot better.
It's time to start standing up for yourself. Be you. Be unashamedly you.