June 7, 2012

Monthly review: May 2012

June 7, 2012 - Categories: monthly
Business: I've been in business for a quarter. By golly. This business thing is pretty cool. I rather enjoy doing contracts and cash flow projections – and the actual work, of course. I ended up focusing on client work for 179.4 hours, including the occasional Friday, because I wanted to help a friend. So May was less discretionary than I expected, but I plan to refocus in June and July. I want to make sure I'm learning how to think like a business owner, not just as a contractor or consultant. Drawing: Looking back, it doesn't feel like I did a lot of drawing, but I posted quite a few. I think it's because I've been drawing based on presentations and events instead of sitting down and drawing things on my own time. I synchronized the images with my phone, though, and I had a virtual assistant type in all the text from my sketchnotes. I haven't worked on book reviews at all, though! Life: A full month of biking to work, too. Hooray! The weather has been mostly cooperative, although I've been caught out in the rain a few times. I like the bike ride. It gives me a little space to think. Tracking: I analyzed our yield from Cooper's Farm and started tracking grocery receipts. Looks like we have a long way to go in terms of getting more vegetables into our routines. So far, so awesome! May 2012 in blog posts: Reviews: Lots of planning: Lots of Emacs stuff: Enjoying life: Started delegating again: Some analysis: I went to lots of events. You can tell from my sketchnotes: Some more drawing and thinking about drawing. I scanned and reviewed my old notebooks, too!