This is actually something I've been considering for a while. I often wondered if I was spreading myself too thin trying to grow my writing, an Etsy shop, and my IC blog. I really didn't have enough energy to focus on all three. Something always suffered.
Earlier this week, I made the decision to unpublish the IC blog and switch all my Etsy items to manual relist. Instead, I'm going to just craft shows and selling things there. Etsy is a great store, but there is so much on it, and I suck at marketing and getting myself seen. Of course, writing is still ongoing. No way I'm giving that up.
After deciding this, I actually slept well the following night, and the next day I wasn't as drained feeling. It's amazing how a simple decision can alleviate a lot of weight. I'm sad to give up the Etsy store and IC blog. The blog was fun to write and nice to teach people about Interstitial Cystitis. I have to do what's best for me and that means making a hard choice. I haven't completely deleted the blog, so maybe one day I can revisit it.