Vegan/vegetarian, the reaction from others is no different: someone who never eats meat is practically the same as someone who never has/had sex. Uptight. Boring. Prudish. For all intents and purposes, un-dateable.
No one can say you should make getting a college degree a priority over traveling the world.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve worn myself out from going, going, going, or the times I’ve deliberately made myself insanely busy simply so I’d literally have no time to think about a problem or a heartbreak.