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

Meet Terri – her word for the 2023 BE Project is Forgiving

What word did you choose and why?


I really need to make an effort to forgive myself and what I’ve been thru in the last 18 months.

I really need to make an effort to forgive myself and what I’ve been thru in the last 18 months. I am mentally wanting to hang on to who I was 18 months ago, physically and mentally. 18 months ago I was unexpectedly diagnosed with colon cancer.

I was blessed because they were able to remove it all in the beginning – but it was seven months of hell. Doing it during covid was so isolating. I wasn’t able to have visitors. I was so alone.

I chose this word because I need to forgive all of that and learn to love who I am today. Today, I’ve lost confidence in myself. I’ve always been able to depend on myself physically because there were times that I just couldn’t care for myself. I was newly married – and we got thru it… but it sure was awkward.

Today I am focused on working on my emotional and mental self back on track.




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