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

Meet Tamara – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Trust

What word did you choose and why?


 I chose the word Trust. I want to place more trust in God. I want to place more trust in the people around me, and in the process. Whenever I feel myself struggling to grasp what is going on, I want to lean into that more and practice trust. 

This year I chose the word Trust. There is a lot of change happening, and it’s exciting, but also a little scary. My husband accepted a new job, one of our children is graduating from high school, and this summer, we are moving across the country.

There is a lot of good coming our way, but it is definitely a season where I am having to really trust that process.


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 Tamara from two years ago, I’d tell her to just embrace the chaos. The children grow up and life changes all too soon. Embrace the noise, embrace the chaos, and trust that you are braver than you think you are.



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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