It is a constant test, but my point was that you cannot waste time blaming the place where you live, the family you were born into, or event the friends you have for not supporting your endeavours.
To them, this is a new you. And they liked the old you.
But once they get used to the new you, they'll love her, too. It takes time. Just keep at it.
Only time will tell whether they will be able to integrate your new friendships with your old ones. You may have to say goodbye to some of your past relationships. And that time comes, if it comes, it will not be as painful as you imagine because you've already grown apart, and you'll find yourself looking forward, not back.
Retrospect is a great viewfinder to see the past in perspective. But it is not a prediction of the future.
Does this make sense?