Everything’s a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It’s up to you.
After a certain period of time people start starving for connection, not attention. Nobody in this world can survive on their own. People these days have this happy personality and a sad soul in one body. It feels weird sometimes. People sometimes feel that they are doing good for others and that they will feel better after that, but the truth is they don’t realize they are actually drowning when they are trying to be everyone else’s anchor. 
No matter what you do, how good, bad or worst you are, people will talk. They will make a rubbish image of you in their mind. Only few will see the good in you even if you are not that good. But majority will criticize you. They won’t appreciate the time when you stood by them. But they will talk about useless, unnecessary, illogical things. They will talk behind your back. Only few will be vocal. They will tell why they are into you, why they are pissed at you and how can you fix what’s ruined. They will tell your everything. They will talk. But not behind your back. You just need to understand that it’s all about priorities. And sometimes you are just not the one. So, just be with yourself. You will figure out something. You know who you are, and that is more than enough. Just go with the flow. And don’t let others opinion harm your mental peace. They will talk just remember. 
If it excites you and scares you at the same time, it probably means you should do it. Do the best you can until you know better. It’s the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts. You have to be your own anchor.