In my opinion, I realize that I'm improving when I stop to analize my old texts and see my own mistakes as something I don´t make anymore.
To reach my goals in my learnt, I like to keep in contact with my target language everyday, (listening music, watching series or just reading ) as much I can.
Lately I've been looking for someone (preferably English native speaker) who are willing to talk regularly. I think to talk at least 3 times a week and keeping a daily contact with the target language is enough to feel confortable and confident when speaking or writing. However, it is not easy to find out someone insterested in learning Portuguese and practice regularly. It´s sad and a little bit frustrating too.
What do you guys do to reach your goals?
Sometimes I think I'm improving but sometimes I'm not so sure about that. I just would like to have someone to talk with and practice my conversation skills. In exchange I can teach Portuguese by skype, as I used to do few months go.
It´s so hard to keep motivated when we don't have anyone to talk with and help us. I'm so phisically exhausted and upset because of some things are happening in my life but I can't give up. I desire to have a better quality of life and I think when I become fluent in English I will.