I’m no expert on wine, but of course you know that fine wine just gets better with age (kind of like me, as I like to remind everyone I know!)
Nobody orders the freshest wine or the latest vintage, because it takes time for great wine to develop; It didn’t start great.
It reminds me a little bit of when I began baking banana bread. I had a great time and I treasure those early results and the wonderful comments people gave, but I like to think I’ve only gotten better since then.
I’m an experienced professional baker now. Not that I’m the greatest, but I’m comfortable with my achievements over time. Like fine wine.
So get out there and get as much experience as possible.