One of the items in my shop appeared in The Storque, Etsy's official blog! I didn't realize it until way after the fact. I was too busy during the Olympics to check the google analytics stats, and when I finally did yesterday I saw that my store had over 500 hits a week and a half ago. I've been hoping very badly that my shop would be recognized by an Etsy administrator and it finally has. Yay!
Anyway, sales have picked up in the past month, which is really encouraging. I probably just jinxed myself by writing that and will have no sales for the rest of the month. Whatevers.
There's a Harvard Business Review blog post about becoming an entrepreneur that totally spoke to me, and I took it as a sign that I'm heading in the right direction.