I've been pushing myself, making myself uncomfortable learning new skills and putting myself "out there" and I've been plowing ahead without fear for a few months. I've hit a stage now where the zero sales/low response is making me stumble. I'm stressed from being just newly back to school and facing math but I've been making things and posting to my little shop. I've been ignoring the no-sales thing and focusing on the fact that my Etsy shop has had a little traffic but now it looks like I've had one visitor in the past 7 days and it's getting to me. All I can do is keep going, keep trying, keep creating and posting and believing in myself. With all that is on my plate I can't get a normal job like I used to have. I have too many scattered time commitments each day with 3 of us to drive to and from school, work-study and various appointments... plus keeping the house and dealing with feeding everyone. I am taking 3 classes and of course they come with hours of homework and I really want to keep my GPA up. So the lack of traffic/sales in my Etsy shop is getting to me but I am strong and stubborn and I will keep on creating my lovely crafts.
If anyone reading this wants to make me smile, just visiting my shop would be a huge boost, you don't even have to buy anything! Some traffic would do my morale a world of good. There's a link on my profile.