The BE Project – In a world where you can be anything…. What will you be?

Meet  Elizabeth – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Invested

What word did you choose and why?


I chose the word invested. I want to be intentional with where I spend my time and who I spend it with. I want to be intentional about how I spend my money. I aim to be very present and invested in each moment as it comes.

This year, I chose the word Invested. I want to really be intentional with my time: where I spend it and who I spend it with. I want to be able to stay present in the moment, whether I’m with my loved ones or at work. I’m adjusting my schedule to accommodate that goal, and setting aside special time to spend with my mother and also with my daughter. I’m working hard to show my daughter that she can do hard things too, even when it’s scary. I hope she doesn’t forget how to be an advocate for herself. She is a brilliant young lady who can stand on her own two feet and take care of business on her own.

If you could go back and talk to a younger version of yourself, what would you say?

I took a leap of faith a couple years ago and changed careers. I walked away from a 20-year career of teaching kids, and now I teach physicians. I’m still making a difference, just with a different demographic. If I could go back and talk to myself right before I made this change, I’d tell Elizabeth to be patient. This change is scary and it’s hard and you don’t know what you’re doing, but you will. You will make a difference. Just be patient and don’t give in to this world’s expectancy of instant gratification.



The BE Project with Beautiful Evolutions Photography

The BE Project was created in 2016.  Two crazy girls had an idea and it came to life on a napkin at lunch one day. They partnered with a local jeweler, Woolards Custom Jewelry and a beautiful necklace was created.  What began as a marketing campaign turned in to an annual photo project that has allowed people to share a word that is important to them and why that word guides them.  Each year, in January, the project opens back up for registrations.  One week is dedicated to photographing the incredible people that want to join us.  All images are black and white to keep from any distractions.  Just the human and their word.

Head over to THE BE Project page read some of the incredible stories that have been shared with us. 

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