I launched this photography website nearly five months ago, on the day I turned 30. This year, I also sold most of my things, packed a small suitcase and backpack, and went on a nomadic travel adventure that brought me through 32 cities, 12 countries, across 3 continents. I quit smoking leisurely. I meditated more often. I’m set to finish my PhD this year. And maybe the most frightening decision of all happened this year: I decided to pursue photography more seriously.