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

Meet my new friend Jack.  He will FOREVER have a special place in my heart.  The story you read below are his words.  What is great about these sessions is that it is just me and the person in front of me.  No coaching.  No parent sitting beside them telling them what to say…. Just their thoughts and heart.


What word did you choose and why?

Jack chose two words: Thoughtful and Brave.

Thoughtful – “I think i’m very thoughtful and very caring to everyone else.  I don’t have a lot of self hate.  If i see someone down or sad I try to help them out.  My grandma taught me how to be thoughtful.”

Jack, tell me a little bit about how do you not have self hate?  “You just have to believe in yourself in the moments that need to.”

Brave – I can overcome anything in myself – i’m really good at trying new things.  It means you can overcome something and have trust in yourself.  


Jack what is your very favorite things about yourself?

My favorite things about myself is the friends I have made over the years.  


What do you want to be when you grow up? 

“A veterinarian. I like taking care of dog and fish.” 

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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