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Monthly update February 2015

March 2, 2015

February struck me with illness, so unfortunately, I haven’t been able to accomplish a lot of goals. Yet I managed to work on some of them, so let’s have a look at my progress.

Goal nr. 77: Watch 101 movies
For starters, February was a very good movie month. I watched seven movies! I blogged about the first five here. The other two will also get an article soon, I promise. 16 down, 85 to go! Oh my… That doesn’t sound like I’m progressing too well, does it? But in my defense, I still have almost 2,5 years to go.

Goal nr. 70: Read 25 novels.
Being sick also gave me time to catch up with my reading. I finally start reading a series of books I’ve been wanting to read for years: Harry Potter.

Tanya's 101 ~ Fourth Month into the Day Zero Project (101 in 1001)

In the past, I had already read the first book and a part of the second one. But for some reason, I didn’t find (or rather make) time to keep on reading. So the moment I got I’ll and couldn’t use my voice because of the pain in my throat, I decided to take advantage of this. I wanted to be fully captured by the books, so I started at the very first book again. And today, I just finished the third book! It’s going well! When I’m able to pull my nose out of these books, I’ll write about them here.

Goal nr. 22: Learn basic Italian, then have a simple conversation with an Italian person.
When you’re feeling a bit sick, learning a new language is the perfect way to spend your time! Learning Italian made me feel more than just a useless couch potato. When my throat started to hurt too much, I decided to take a short break from my lessons, since I also have to pronounce the words. But I’m making really good progress!

Goal nr. 42: Don’t eat sweet or salty snacks and sweet desserts for a month. Do this three times.
I competed my first month of sweet and salty snack abstinence! I also started off my second month, but then I had to buy sweets to easy the pain in my throat. However, my throat is slowly getting better now, so I believe I will start over with the second month very soon now.

Goal nr. 40: Lose 30 kg (66 lbs).
Not eating sweets certainly helped me lose a bit of weight again this month, as did my daily walks. Still, it was a heavy month (yes, pun intended). Getting sick was one of the reasons, but the fact Ruud was sick and had a week off afterwards also didn’t help. You can read about my struggle in this article. Still, I managed to lose some weight! I lost 1 kg (2,2 lbs) in February. That’s a total weight loss of 6,8 kg (15 lbs) since the start of my diet 4 months ago!

Goal nr. 36: Take a selfie every month.

Tanya's 101 ~ Fourth Month into the Day Zero Project (101 in 1001)

Up until now, I really posed for my monthly selfies. I took dozens of photos every time and picked the most perfect one afterwards. But not this month. This month’s selfie was a snapshot, quickly taken during a happy moment with my dog. Looking at it made me so happy, that I figured no better selfie would come along this month.

Goal nr. 35: Own either the diary ‘One line a day’ or ‘Q&A a day: a 5 year journal’ and write in it every day.

Tanya's 101 ~ Fourth Month into the Day Zero Project (101 in 1001)

I haven’t missed a day! Well okay, except for February 29, but I’m not to blame for that.

Goal nr. 6: Write for at least 5 different clients.
This is the goal I am most proud of right now. Because I wrote a play! I wrote it for the international group Wow-effect, which means the whole play is in English. And the group is actually going to perform this in May in Lindenberg Theater, a well known theater in Nijmegen. This is a dream come true. I mean, a play! That’s something! I case you missed it: I proudly blogged about it here.

So even though my piggy bank had no bills to eat this month, and I was sick most of the time, I still managed to do a lot, considering! Of course I hope to actually complete some goals next month. So I’d better make a plan for when I’m feeling better!

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Hello there! I’m Tanya, writer, translator and blogger. I am doing 101 goals in 1001 days, because I want to turn my dreams into reality. I hope my goals will inspire you to live your life to the fullest as well!

Besides this blog I also write short stories, columns, plays, video scripts, subtitles and so much more. If you’d be interested in hiring me to write for you, please check out Typisch Tanya. If you’d like to read my stories, you can visit me on Tanya’s tales.

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Wow congratulations on the progress Tanya! Good going! 😀

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