Cardinal Confidence

Narratives of Self-discovery


It was love at first sight. The moment he held her in the palm of his hand I knew she’d become our little girl. He bottle-fed her, nestled her against his warm chest, and talked sweetly to her from day one. As she grew, she followed at his heels and loved him the best.  WeContinue reading “Grits”

Fake It Till You Make It

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Fake it till you make it.” Oftentimes, we use it as a mantra to help us through challenges. At least, in my experience, that’s when educators use it the most. As teachers, we are asked to create positive learning environments for our students. We are also told our attitudes setContinue reading “Fake It Till You Make It”

Grit Over Grind

Recently, I learned the difference between grit and grind. Brene Brown described the difference something like this: Grit is doing the right kind of hard – pushing through for what’s on the inside of you. Grind is doing the hard stuff for others and the external rewards. I’m a big self-reflection kind of gal. AlwaysContinue reading “Grit Over Grind”


Recently, I decided to take a huge leap of faith. It has been one of the scariest leaps I’ve ever decided to take. It has caused grief because change always does. And, I feel free. I deserve to fly, and in order to fly, I must leap.


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About Me

Hi, I’m Nadia. I am a wife, daughter, sister, friend, educator, and a believer in God, prayer, and love. I have a journalism degree, which has been gathering dust for years, and an education degree. Though I enjoy educating young minds, I miss writing so here we are. Welcome to my passion project.

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