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

Meet Bridget – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Refine

What word did you choose and why?


  This year, God gave me the word Refine. Through all of the changes in the last year, I feel I am being refined. I will continue to immerse myself in my faith and lean into that refinement. 

 This year I am focusing on the word Refine. I feel as though God has led me to that word, and to this focus for the year. I’ve been in a really big season of change, and through all of those changes I feel as though I am really being refined. I want to truly immerse myself in my faith-walk, and lean even more into the Holy Spirit as I continue this refinement. Leaning into that feels powerful.

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

            If I could talk to younger Bridget, I would tell myself that so much of what she’s worried about just will not matter down the road. I’d remind her to focus on herself and on forming real friendships. I’d tell her to do her thing, travel, and have real life experiences. All of which I’m doing now. We just have so many more tools at our disposal as women today that we didn’t have then. I’d remind her that she is so loved, and to just take a breath. 

            I hope that my children remember to always honor themselves. I want them to speak up and use their voices, and to never settle for anything in their lives. I want them to remember that when it comes to making decisions If it’s not a hell yes, it’s a hell no!





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