Trust your gut instinct. It’s usually right. There are too many people who are happy to tear you down or distract you from your goals and convince you that you can’t do it. Don’t let them. As long as you are being true to yourself and what you believe in, you will be fine.
And if you’re not, don’t worry. No victory is paved without bricks of failure and lessons learned.
I will never forget the day one of my colleagues warned me against having kids too soon… because it would (of course) be the end of my career as I knew it. He couldn’t have been more wrong. I am better at my job now because I am a mother, and I am hugely grateful that I stuck to my guns and had my kids when I did.