Hi!  I’m Athena, and I believe in you.  I believe that you have what it takes to live your dreams and make a difference in the world.  I’m here to encourage, challenge, and inspire you.  After all, we’re on the same journey!

I live in Colorado because it’s breathtakingly beautiful.  Living and hiking in the Rocky Mountains is like sojourning in a fantasy land, with views that make my heart ache in different way each season of the year.  It’s part of what inspires me.

My amazing family is another part of my inspiration.  They are so encouraging and patient with me, and they assure me that they would believe in what I’m doing even if we weren’t related.  I’m not sure about that, but I’ll take what I can get!

I am also inspired by (in no particular order): Jesus, books, coffee (with generous quantities of heavy cream), wonderful friends, the stories of the people I meet, chocolate, and sunrises.  The list could go on, but that’s enough to give you a good idea of who I am.

Enough about me!  I want to get to know you.  That’s why I’m doing this; like I said, I believe in your dreams and I want to walk alongside you as you realize them.  People — their stories and their struggles, their joys and victories and sorrows — are what make life interesting.  We don’t need to travel the world to see what it has to offer; we just need to listen to our neighbors with an open heart, and we’ll learn more than we ever knew we didn’t know.