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

Meet Ashley – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Enough

What word did you choose and why?


I chose the word Enough. I am working to remember that I am enough. The love that is present and stable in my life reassures me that I am enough. Even in the hard moments, I am enough.

This year I am focusing on the word Enough. I am working to remember that I am enough, and that I’ve spent enough time around people and things who felt inauthentic. I find reassurance in the love that is not only present in my life, but also stable in my life. It’s okay to show your vulnerability and emotions to your kids, because they should know that those feelings can exist without causing you to doubt whether you are enough. Even in the hard moments, you are enough. Even in the hard moments, I am enough. I don’t want my daughter to grow up questioning whether or not she is enough. She is and will always be enough.

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

If I could talk to the younger version of me, I’d tell that Ashely to be more patient. You don’t always have to just jump, you can think about it some first and decide if it’s really going to serve you and your family.




What is The BE Project?

Have you ever stopped to think about who or what you want to be?  Most often there is a word that drives you.  If you sit in the silence and really think about what type of person you want to be… there will be a word, sometimes more than one word, that will guide you along and push you to keep being a better version of yourself.  This photo project has become something that has touched my heart and hopefully those that have participated. I chose to shoot all of the images in black and white because I wanted the least amount of distractions.  Just the human and the word.   This project is the stories of some amazing people, their stories, and what these words mean to them.  Some have participated each of the 4 years we have done this, some are new each time.  It’s an amazing honor to follow along in their journey and document who they are becoming.

Want to read more stories from others in our community and their BE words?  Head over to the BE Project Page and read the stories of the amazing humans that have participated. 

I challenge you to find a word that resonates with you.  Who do you want to strive to be?  What word leads you day to day?  Join us in our project – what word will describe who you want to BE?

Waiting List for 2023 BE Project – Click Here