Your Chief Inspirational Officer
Larissa Traquair and I am GR8TFUL Chick – Chief Inspirational Officer (CIO) of the GR8TFUL Tribe. I am a Jesus-loving, Bible-believing, God-fearing woman who is a recovering perfectionist and is passionate about glorifying God in all I do. I am a scrap booker, card maker, paper planner who knitted for a little while and survived running for 6 months. I am a great friend who loves to do lunch. My motto is: “Everyone has to eat so why not eat together.” I am also a foodie and a very picky eater. I love dark chocolate and hate almost ALL vegetables. I will always prefer eating out over cooking at home.
I am married to a Marine and we are retired in the great state of Texas. We parent a pair of adopted bulldogs (Hope & Chip) who keep us both entertained and humble. God has been known to refine us through our everyday interactions with this, the most stubborn of breads. As a military spouse, I have lived overseas twice; traveled to Thailand & Hong Kong; and even lived in Hawaii for three years.
God has blessed me with many adventures that have allowed me to write for a local blog on the island of Okinawa; host my own craft show; and serve behind bars at the only all-women’s Correctional Center on Oahu. I have served on several P.W.O.C. (Protestant Women of the Chapel) boards and I have had the pleasure of speaking at two local P.W.O.C. events. If you are connected to the military life in any form please reach out to me as I am on the team for a beautiful ministry called Planting Roots – our FB page can be found here.
My passion is to help other women realize that adopting an attitude of gratitude will make a world of difference in their lives and the lives of those around them. God has given us a sphere of influence and we get to choose whether we influence others in a positive way or a negative way.
I want everyone I come in contact with to realize that they are a #WorldChanger. You change the atmosphere whenever you show up!!!