Daisies growing by the Derry wall, in Northern Ireland.
Derry has been the site of conflict since the walls went up in the 1600s, so much so that during The Troubles in the 1970s-1990s the wall height was increased to protect the Unionists/Protestants against the Nationalists/Catholics.
Just around the corner from where I took this photo was the site of Bloody Sunday where 26 unarmed civil rights protestors were shot, several in the back as they fled, by the British Army.
Had MyFirst & Last Oyster
Today's blog article is titled: "Why Those With A Troubled Past Find A Way To Create An Amazing Future." The premise of the article is that our past needn't be a constant reminder of our misgivings but rather be used to learn and create from. Often, our troubles are opportunities to step into our greatness if we choose so. The past does not have to predict the future, you have more control than you realise. Link to article in Bio.
Don't be stuck because of what you've been through or what you're going through. Instead let it all push you forward, strengthen your resolve, and launch you to being the best you yet!
Struggling with hiding my straightness #troubles
Gemini horoscope for July 16 - July 22
You may have recently corrected someone's misconception about a certain topic. You may have done so because you felt it put you in a bad light. You may be wondering, though, if this person believed you, or if they think you are just trying to save face and preserve your reputation. Don't worry so much about proving yourself to this person or to anyone for that matter. If you just follow through with the goals you have scheduled for yourself in the days ahead, these people - and anyone watching from the sidelines - will see the kind of hard-working, capable, wonderful person you are. Let your actions speak for you, Gemini. Also this week, you may find yourself in the spotlight at work or in a group activity. You don't necessarily shy away from being center stage, but there may be something intimidating or inhibiting about this experience. Allow your mind to trick you into believing you are alone, and you will do your best with ease. Throughout the middle of the week, petty disagreements may pop up among family members or from people who feel like family to you. Do your best to stay out of it because trouble will ensue if you try to intervene - even if your intentions are noble. Don't fucking hit me up about petty stupid shit 🗣️🗣️that go for anybody I don't want my name in nothing...