I decided to pole a few folks on my idea and got a mixed bag of answers. The surprise was that the people I thought would say "Don't do it!" did not say that--they asked questions of me and seemed to trust I knew the answer already. One person laughed. For about five minutes. Love that. The people I thought would say "Go for it" didn't say that at all. There were strong and definitive opinions, but that is what I asked for.
In the end, I usually do what I want, no matter what anyone else thinks. And I guess I knew what I was planning on doing before I asked. So, off I go, on a January adventure. Love it or hate it, I am just being me.