I have always liked what Elizabeth Gilbert has to say and she certainly is living proof of someone who has given up something to be true to herself.
Finding out that her best friend was dying, she realized that she was actually in love with this woman. She could have stayed in her marriage and not acted on her feelings but she didn’t. She left her marriage and potentially risked her career by being with a woman. But guess what, no one really cared! By being true to herself she was doing what was right for her and who she needed to be… a loving, supporting partner to the person she loves!
Who can argue with being who you are? Only those who live in fear, in my opinion!