Hey Linda, don't stress over none of this. I was in your shoes just about a few days ago, I was checking my stats as if I was going to get curated any minute!! One tip I have is to tell yourself that you will not check it, only allow yourself one look at the stats a day and that is it. For me that helped.
I have written more than 30+ stories and I have not received a single curation, but hey everything comes at the right time.
I know its hard to be patient but remember: you are a great writer Linda!!!