Boy do I know about this! Great writing Tiffany.
You have touched a great topic, which can be applied to many aspects of someone’s life.
Dreams of others for some is a tabu, it could be for many different reasons. A common reason is an extreme feeling of helplessness (i.e. why does she gets to play nomad, while I have a real mortgage to pay for).
In my recent experience recruiters are another great example… they disqualify good candidates just because the see a gap of employment of more than 3 months. But that is a loss for the hiring company, not the candidate.
The point… follow your heart! Not opinions!