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

Meet Michelle – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Control

What word did you choose and why?


I chose this word because I want to take control back over my life. I want to be able to control my health, my job, my scentsy business… I want to get everything back in order. I decided this year is the year that I need to change these things because honestly, i looked in the mirror and I’m tired of looking this way. I want to do things to make it all better.

So with my health, I am seeing a nutritionist and I am implementing a diet and exercise program. I definitely already have more energy. In regards to my job, I switched locations and trying to make myself better at it. I have seniority and I need to be a good leader without being bossy. As for my scentsy business.. I want to take control over my growth with this business and help my team grow.


If you could go back and talk to younger Michelle, what would you tell her?

It’s ok to make mistakes and it’s ok to be you.

What is something that you are determined to accomplish this year?

To get to a healthier weight. It’s definitely doable, I just have to get my mind right and determined.


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