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

Meet Sara – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Balance

What word did you choose and why?


I chose this word for a very specific reason.  I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when I was 11.  A lot of people don’t understand what that means: It’s an imbalance of emotional and thought processing.  So for a lot of my youth – i was very hyper -picture a bouncy ball in a box, that was my mind.  I had a lot of high highs and a lot of low lows. 

When I was 19, I tried to take my life.  I turned to my parent’s and they helped me get the help I needed.  I struggled at inpatient therapy – I knew that I had a good life – i just had a major chemical imbalance in my brain.  So to get closer to getting balanced, I started seeing a therapist that I had been seeing since I was 11 and I met with a new Psychiatrist – so with this combination, I wanted to work on getting off of medication.  For the life goals I had, I needed to be off of it all. With their help, I was able to do that. 10 years later, I had my beautiful son. 

My son has a lot of health issues and working through that, really started to affect my mental health.  On top of that, I decided I wanted to take on a massive project.  

I now understand that taking on big stressors is really hard for someone like me.  I do have an illness.  I am bipolar.  There is no cure.  When I got of medication, my doctor explained you may be good for a while and you may struggle later on as life evolves. So with all of that – I’ve been working on getting back to balance.  That means saying no to things.  It means practicing yoga more than I teach.   It means getting balanced in all areas of my life. 

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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