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

Meet Jessica.  A girl that knows how to hustle, who can rise above the curve balls that life throws and still has a beautiful smile on her face.

What word did you choose and why?


I was tossing around a few words and really struggled to find one that resonated this year.  Nothing in my life is the same as it was when I sat here a year ago.  I want this word to be all encompassing in everything in my life this year.  So while I know that everything this year is going to change- I want it to be full of energy, positive and new ideas.   That’s what I want my year to be.

What do you hope this year brings for you?

Peace, I hope my kids have more stability.  I hope that we have a better routine and that my kids know I am their safe place.  Professionally – there are several doors opening and I’m just waiting to see where God leads me.




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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