@renewed_artist ,Hello! And welcome to the forum!

Having a sitter cancel and not being able to find a replacement for such a long trip must have been SO stressful.

A suggestion. Maybe your listing could use tweaking to make it more of a draw. If you add it to your forum profile, members will give you feedback as they have with @Max2 's listing, which is now looking very good.
Here are the instructions:
How to add your listing or profile to your forum profile.

How was your two-month trip?