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

Meet Samantha – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Present

What word did you choose and why?


 I chose the word Present. This year I really want to find the balance between reaching for our goals, and being present and in the moment with my family.

This year I am focusing on the word Present. I have been working so hard toward so many different goals, and I’m so thankful for the ability to do so. But now I want to really slow down and focus on being present with my family. By taking the time to put down the phone more, and put away the computer more often, we can create more time to just be present together. 

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 a younger version of me, I’d tell her that you just can’t do it all. Finding the balance between reaching and resting in a productive way is only going to be beneficial to you and your family. You might not always find the time, but you can create it. 




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?

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