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

Meet Kristy– her word for the 2023 BE Project is Focus

What word did you choose and why?


I chose the word Focus. This year I want to focus on myself, and do more of what I want. I want to care less about what others have to say about my choices. I will spend this year discovering what exactly that looks like, and I’m excited to shift my focus as I explore that.

This year I chose the word Focus. I want to focus on myself, do more of what I want, and care less about what anyone else has to say about it. I’m not quite sure what it is that I want to do yet, but I aim to figure it out as I focus on myself a little bit more. This year gets to be a year of exploration and rediscovering myself, and I’m really excited for that.

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

   If I could go back and talk to myself a year ago, I’d tell myself to not worry so much about taking that leap. Make that change, and don’t worry about what someone else is going to think about it. Be more concerned with what will be better for you. 



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