When I didn't have friends, I had books.
In honor of Oprah Winfrey: Even greater than the ability to inspire others with hope is the power to motivate them to give as much to the lives of others as they would give to their own; and to empower them to confront the worst in themselves in order to discover and claim the best in themselves.
Follow your feelings. If it feels right, move forward. If it doesn't feel right, don't do it.