Reflecting on July 2022retrospective
July didn't have a plan (by design) - and it worked out quite well.
I've been using Notion a bit more diligently to keep track of days that I work. (~24 work days in July) - this also gives me the added benefit of being able to make this retrospective a little more concrete.
Begone, Takeout #
I think I've finally 'hacked' eating at home. I haven't used Uber Eats for the last week and a half of July.
Hacking Flare Ups #
I've started using some qualitative data to 'back trace' and track my historical HS flare-ups.
This might be useful going forward to understand what my triggers are and what pain management solutions work.
Optimizing Shopping Lists #
I've started working on whereshouldishop.co.za.
This is a shopping list optimizer that helps you decide where to go to buy groceries based on:
- Retailer geographical proximity
- Retailer item pricing
It came out of a need to relentlessly optimize shopping lists due to the increased cost of living in South Africa (both food and petrol).
It currently indexes 3 South African retailers, and thousands of products.
I estimate I can save South Africans up to 15% per a shopping basket.
Writing has taken a back seat #
I have slowed down on the writing front in the last two months.
Personal writing has slowed because it hasn't been giving me as much satisfaction as I had hoped.
However, to allay this, I have created a DRAFTS category on this blog.
This enables me to publish more often with less polish.
Freelance writing has all but stopped, I do not think the time <> cash exchange rate is worthwhile at this point in time, and I want to be building more cool shit.
Whats next #
Check out my planning for August. This is going to be a good month.