Not covered in many aerobatic guidelines: Once you have reached a safe altitude, do some clearing turns, just like you should have been taught for stalls, turns around a point, etc...
It also isn’t a bad idea to announce your position, operating area and intentions. My two favorite “practice” areas are also areas that can have frequent local flight school activity, which is just about everywhere in these parts.
Smart People do Stupid things all the time. I know, I've seen me do'em.
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