Absolutely. it give a shy person a way to feel comfortable when you are expressing yourself. I would ask her how she's doing and see how she feels about contacting her again. When you do, ask her
Yes. It allows her to give suggestions too. "Maybe next week" etc.
I think you come across as a very sensitive guy who isn't into being pushy or aggressive. That's a good quality to have. it's refreshing to hear someone want to pursue a relationship without taking things for granted. Hang in there