I had originally planned on opening the etsy store back up today but I have decided to close down for now instead. In July, I became mysteriously ill, and after a month of inconclusive testing results, it seems that the cause of my sickness was long-term stress.
I haven’t been doing any crafting at all, and I think forcing myself to make things when I no longer have the drive would result in reduced quality. The orders I completed directly before I decided to take my vacation were taking up to 2 weeks longer than they should have because I simply don’t have enough time anymore. I don’t ever want to sell things I’m not satisfied with, and I don’t ever want to treat my customers any less than the best I possibly can, so I feel this hiatus is the right choice. I’m not sure when I’ll open up shop again, but I’m truly grateful for everybody who bought something from me or showed interest in what I did!
I’m taking this break to work on my health and to work on better balancing my schoolwork, job, and volunteer work. Hopefully when I get back to crafting (and I’m sure I’ll come back soon!), I’ll be better equipped to handle everything.
I truly learned a lot in the 7 months I was open, and I still have a lot more to learn. I’m so thankful for everyone who ever liked a picture of my work or left a sweet comment. I’m grateful for all the wonderful customers I had the pleasure of working with, and I’m excited to be able to return to everyone in the future!
Thank you for everything, everybody, I’ll see you again soon!