So here’s my takeaway and what I’ve learned.
- Make your own way. It does not matter how many thousands of pieces of jewelry someone else sold. Focus on you, your style, your aesthetic.
- Numbers do not define us. Yes, the number of sales on Etsy can be addicting to watch and obsess about; but truthfully it has nothing to do with who someone is. It has nothing to do with how successful someone is.
- Success means different things to different people. This is good.
- Seek balance. OK, I am still a work in progress on this one.
All the best in 2013!