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

Meet Sara – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Balance

What word did you choose and why?


I chose the word Balance. I’ve lived in black or white for a long time, but now I need more of the gray zone. I’ve begun setting boundaries with my time. I’ve started to say “no.” I’m not willing to sacrifice my family time, and will continue to set boundaries to find that balance that I need.

This year my word is balance. Simply put, I need to find balance in my life, especially when it comes to work. For a long time, I’ve lived in either black or white, but never the gray zone. Now I feel like I need that gray zone. I recently got married, and became a stepmom to the coolest and most loving seven-year-old, and that is a part of my life I’m not willing to give an inch on. I’ve started setting boundaries with my time and even saying no, which was not an easy step mentally for me to take, but I did it. Sometimes when you’ve worked at the disposal of others for so long, they can find it difficult to accept your new boundaries, but luckily my clients have been really understanding and encouraging as I make these changes.

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 myself, I’d tell her to jump in and go for it. Just do it and don’t be afraid. It will all work out and you’ll be better off for 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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