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

Meet Bud.  This fella – after sitting and talking with him – I quickly realized that I could have spent all day talking to him.  He is one of those people that you just want to learn more about and share life with.

What word did you choose and why?


It kinda came out of nowhere.  This entire year has been about getting back to me.  I needed to quit holding on to stuff.  Forgiveness needed to be about forgiving myself of who i used to be. Part of forgiving myself, was seeing some changes in my father.  

How did you decide that Forgiveness was where your focus needed to be?

Getting back into church.Being a part of the church and the family that it is, has made a huge difference.  I love the old me, because he’s not afraid of anything – but i hate the way it makes me feel.  I had to take control of myself. My body. My health.  To take care of the others in my life, i needed to get myself to a healthy point.




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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