Completely not gardening related, but definitely a money saying tip and personal growth encouragement. The kids have an older laptop to use for school. The screen has been giving us problems, which I suspect is due to a loose/cut wire internally. (I am not taking it apart to find out.)
Due to unfortunate circumstances in the past, we are owners of a spare monitor which no longer goes to a computer. A month or so ago I had the thought to connect the working monitor to the laptop with a wonky screen. BUT I didn’t know how to do it. And that was the end of that.
On our way home today I realized I could solve another first-world problem we have (and not buy another laptop nor add to the landfill) if I could get the screen-laptop set-up to work. A quick internet search led me to having it set up and working within 10 minutes!
Why did I wait so long to do this simple task? I am sure it had to do with me convincing myself that I could not do it. That I was incapable of solving this problem. Obviously, that was not true.
How many other things in life have we (I) convinced ourselves are impossible and beyond our control?