• Melania Zilo

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyways

Founder and creative mind behind @besosbiqinis reflects on past struggles, and her unique path to a happier life and successful career.



Some might say I am constantly failing. I am the girl who signs up for acting classes, anatomy labs and says yes to every odd job that comes her way. I quickly went from spending my time pretending to be seaweed on the ocean floor in acting class to receiving unwarranted pictures of down under from my new manager. This all resulted in dropping my hobbies and quitting my new job. It felt like a failure, but in good time I realized that I am on the slow path to figuring out what it is that I want to do.


Failure is redirection; it shows you where you shouldn't be. If I hadn't failed through anatomy, I would have never realized that nursing school is not for me (not sure why I even considered this option, given that I would die if I had to wear scrubs). The toughest thing about failing is trying not to let the feeling consume your heart, as sometimes, actually most of the time, things don't go as we plan. I like to look at failure as an opportunity, it is a chance to grow and find another direction. I accepted my failures and decided to come back stronger, and with new skills up my sleeve. The best memories I've made are the ones that came from taking risks without looking back or letting that fear stop me. So this is me telling you to start that company, apply for that new job, take that big leap, and keep failing, I know I will.


Love always,

Bella, Proud Owner of Besos Biquinis <3