You know where to find your happiness. It's in your heart. Follow it. Fear and logic may lead you down the path of least resistance because it's easier and far less terrifying, but you'll never be able to silence the aching whine emanating from your chest. Listen to it. You'll find that when you do, the conquering of your fear will be empowering and the submission to the wants of your heart will be an ecstatic relief you'd never realized you needed so badly until you got it. In the end, facing your fear is far easier than too many years of ignoring your heart. Trust me. The latter will eventually beat you down to a pulp and you'll realize how accustomed you've become to living with regret. It's never too late to change course.