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

Meet Becky. She suffered a lot of loss this past year.  “I lost my husband.  I lost my mom.  I lost my grandmother who raised me.  It’s been a rough road.  Losing my husband was something i never saw coming.  We were married for 27 years, together for 30 years”

What word did you choose and why?


I have found a strength within myself and those around me to keep going.  My friends and my boys – they give me laughter and something better to focus on.

If you could go back 30 years ago… what would you tell that Becky.

I would tell myself that you are a lot stronger than you think you are.  I’ve always had someone take care of me.  So i am learning that it can do it.  I find pride in myself for doing the things that I didn’t know i could.

What is something you want to accomplish or conquer?

I want to get thru the Alaskan cruise i am going on.  It was the cruise my husband wanted to go on.  I want to go and make memories and truly enjoy it. That will be the first time that i travel without him.  


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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