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

Meet Leslie – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Healthy

What word did you choose and why?


 I chose the word Healthy. I want a healthy mindset, a healthy balance, a healthy body and healthy emotions. I want to continue to create a healthy life, and then use these tools to maintain it. 

This year I chose the word Healthy. Health is so much more than just physical health, and while that is a very important piece, it’s not the only one. A healthy mindset is what I’m focusing on this year. I want to continue taking care of my physical health, but also my mental and emotional health. It’s all connected and I want to be able to maintain that mindset. Health is a journey, and one I’ve been on for several years, but it feels like it’s all starting to come together a little bit.

            I’m working on creating more boundaries and healing the insecurities that lead to some people pleasing tendencies. I’m challenging myself daily to ensure that I don’t fall back into my old ways of thinking, and to remember to keep checking in with myself when those old thought patterns do pop up. If I could go back and talk to Leslie a year ago, I’d have told her to start sooner. Start with this mindset sooner. It’s okay to protect and prioritize your own health. 


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