I think i was trespassing. i'll make it a metaphor. there are so many ways we unknowingly consent to other people's limiting beliefs.
they will tell you your whole life long what to do, how to do it, and countless ways why not to do another thing. when i was in my early 20s people discouraged me from traveling alone, motorcycling, living alone, being a freelancer, trusting people, and more.
if you aren't hurting another living thing, there's no reason you can't pursue what you're passionate about. the worst that could happen is you get a little bruised, you burn a little money, you feel a little vulnerable, or you find out that it wasn't for you afterall. sounds like pretty good odds to me.