Oh yes. All the yes over here. When I started on Medium, I had a caveat that I would be honest but would never write anything that would a) get me fired from my day job b) embarrass anyone I genuinely loved or c) get me disowned. I held to that standard.
Bad shit still happened as a result of writing that maintained that standard.
I was at a crossroads about two months ago where I considered walking away. Then I remembered I had a right to say what I wanted and needed to. I wrote in a piece last week something that occurred to that took me a LONG time to realize: People’s level of comfort with your is not your concern. Your feelings are your concern. Plain and simple.
Never stop, my dear!