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

Meet Stacey – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Let Go

What word did you choose and why?

Let Go

This year, I chose Let Go. I want peace. I want to let go of some control and let go of things that don’t make me happy. I want to start letting go.

 This year I am focusing on the words Let Go. I want peace. I want to be happy and let go of things that just don’t bring me joy anymore. I want to let go of some control, which can feel really hard at times. I am working to create a better work/life balance. I want to let go of the stress I feel when that balance is off, and to just be fully present with my family when we have the chance to be 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 younger Stacey, I’d tell her to stop worrying about what others think of you. It doesn’t matter. I’ve learned that I like my friend circle small because I have such incredible connections with them, so I’d probably tell myself to just work on cultivating those relationships that matter. 

            If my daughter were to carry one piece of advice through life’s challenges, I’d tell her to do what’s best for her. It’s okay to put yourself first and to not spend your time trying to please others. I’m hoping that by focusing on letting go, and setting some new boundaries in place this year I can be an example of that for her. My goal at the end of this year is to scale back. I want to take on less and do it better. 




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