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

Meet Nikki.  She is one of those women that she powerful in a small package.  She is mighty.  She is wise.  She is quite possibly someone that I could sit and talk with all day long.  I almost need to block out extra time for her.  She is truly a remarkable woman and it is MY HONOR to have her return and participate in this project.


What word did you choose and why?


“For me this year, I have learned to be selective of the most valuable thing we have, time.  I’ve chosen to invest my time with people and things that are important and to let go of the rest.  It’s healthy to have boundaries – it’s ok to say no.  It doesn’t make me hard or horrible, it means I love me.  I would rather invest in those that love me and support me and are positive.  When I give negative energy to an audience, I am saying it is ok – and it is not ok.  

I am learning to be alone and be ok.  I am learning to be protective of my space.  Freedom can be scary – but it is amazing.  I had to give myself permission to make the changes and to do the things that I wanted to do – or didn’t want to do – I’m learning to be selective of my time and energy. 

The more I choose me – the more I find I have time. I’m going to be selective and I’m going to spend that time on what is important to me.   I don’t ever want to look back and say I shoulda, coulda, woulda… It will be I am, I will, I do.  

I can be all the things… but i can also say no.

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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