I took this photo while I was working at a nonprofit in Chiang Mai, Thailand, after college. It was Yi Peng, an annual Lanna festival on the full moon of the second month, a time to “make merits” in the Buddhist culture. Many sky lanterns are released as a part of the festivities. At that time, I was doing maternal and child health work that I loved, had a wonderful new community of friends, and I was told to make a wish when we released this lantern. I had a hard time coming up with even one wish, because I was so happy and my life was so full.