I did this. And it felt right to do this in my gut, and it made sense to do this in my brain. And my friends and family supported me to do this.
Now I walk through the warm air, the honking of traffic and the chirping of so many foreign sounding birds fills my ears and the bright green of spring leaves is everywhere. NYC is wonderful.
Take pride when you take steps to do something that is scary. It may help someone do the same. It WILL help someone do the same.