Hi there! Thank you for visiting my page! I realize we are all so very busy these days, and you visiting my page is truly a gift of your time. From the bottom of my heart…thank you.
My name is Sharon. I am a wife and mother of three children, who were all born in three different decades. Yes, that’s right–they are fairly spread apart! Honestly, though, I’ve served 22 years in the United States Air Force and well having back to back children– while maintaining a career–was not on my radar! So my children are spread apart. Naturally, like any mother, we have a lot to say about our world and our personal experiences. And so I decided to start this blog. I hope it becomes tips to leadership growth and words of encouragement for everyone. Sometimes you’ll hear from the mommyship side, and on other occasions, I’ll speak from a leadership perspective. And in some instances, you’ll hear from both sides; after all, many of us are both parents and leaders.
So why are Daisies Located Throughout my Blog?
Okay by appearance the daisy isn’t really that grand of a flower. Its beauty is derived from its simplicity, at least that’s how I feel, or at least that’s what attracted me to the Gateway theme on WordPress–I thought, okay I like this layout. It’s clean, simple, and has an air of freshness about it. Sure… theme picked, DONE, let’s move on.
Unfortunately, I selected the daisy’s symbolic imagery without really considering what it represents. I realized this when I recently thought I might change my layout; after all, I have increased my WordPress account to a premium which affords a nice variety of themes. Why not select another theme? However, before I made a hasty decision to transition to the perception of better, let me, at the very least, learn the meaning(s) of the daisy. After all, it has been representing my blog for some time.
- Daisies symbolize innocence, purity, and love, and one look at the flower does lend a gentle nudge to this connotation. However, the meaning stems from a Celtic Legend. The legend speaks of parents and their heavy sadness that enveloped them upon losing their infants. In hopes to cheer the parents up, God sprinkled daisies over the earth.
- However, in Norse mythology, the daisy belongs to the goddess Freya who symbolizes love, beauty, and fertility. This brought forth the relationship between the daisy and childbirth, symbolizing motherhood and new beginnings.
- The daisy is also a sign of transformation and it arrived at this meaning through the Roman myth of Vertumnus and Belides. Vertumnus, the god of seasons and gardens, fell heavily for a nymph named Belides. She, on the other hand, was not so enamored with his lust. In order to escape his infatuation, she turned herself into a daisy. Thereby influencing the daisy to symbolize transformation,
- Finally, the daisy also represents true love by the sheer fact it is two flowers in one. The middle is called a disc floret and the outer petal is known as the ray floret.
After learning more about the daisy and its symbolic meanings, how could I deny we were meant for each other! My blog’s name is leadership2mommyship; honestly, the name was selected long before I began blogging. My life had changed. I had retired from my Air Force career to focus on being there–MORE–for my children. So in essence, I was transforming onto a new road of motherhood and new beginnings…I could not deny the daisy as she somehow managed to find me.
As for my ongoing voyage, I would love for you to join me! A journey is pretty lonely when you’re out there on your own. I hope to see your around soon and please stop by and say hello. Feel free to leave your blog link below and what your adventures in blogging might be. I would love to hear about it!