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An Open Letter To The Girl Who's Afraid To Fail

Updated: Mar 10, 2022

If you're afraid to put yourself out there, this is for you.

Hey you, I see you.

You have dreams.

You feel them smack center in your chest, a little fire that sparks a vision, where you imagine yourself owning a photography business or earning your bachelor's degree or opening up your own bakery in the little building on main street. You think about it often, but it would never work, right?

What would people think?

What if it failed?

What if I told you that you might fail. . . the first time. What if I told you that failing is a very beautiful thing and the only way to success is through failure?

I know I usually blog about cookies, cakes, and baking supplies, but I also blog about more than baking.

In this letter to you I will share with you how many times I've failed and why (as embarrassing as they were) I could never wish away. Because those failures provided the stepping stones for me to learn, grow, and master many many skills.

For those of you who don't know me, I will introduce myself. I'm Cortney Winn. I'm a wife to my wonderful husband and mom to my two cute boys. I'm also the owner of Winn Cakes, a cake business I started from my home that is now one of the top-rated cake businesses in Utah.

I've even been featured in Rocky Mountain Bride Magazine!

Now that I told you the highlights about myself, I want to tell you about ALL the things I completely sucked at, failed at, or am still figuring out! Here we go.

First, I want to share one of my favorite quotes with you:

"The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried." - Stephen McCraine

That quote has picked me off the ground more than once and I hope it will do the same for you. I hope it, and this letter, will give you the courage to fail.

All The Things I've Failed At: