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Note to Younger Me


One of my best friends texted me a picture of me (that's me on the top left-hand side) when we lived together in our early 20’s. We were all so young and happy (or at least we thought we were). I looked at myself and marveled at how young I looked. How pretty I was, even though I did not think that at the time, and how happy I was in the picture. My friend said, “You are even more beautiful now because you are truly happy.”


That made me sad for younger me who did not know what she had at the time. It made me want to have the ability to go back into the past and tell her that her life is going to turn out to be so much more than she ever hoped. I do remember being that young and looking the way I did. Putting myself down, wishing I was as pretty and as fit as my friends who had all the guys. I remember how funny people used to say I was. I remember the cutting jokes and passive aggressive, snarky young girl I was. Using my humor as a shield, trying to fit in with everyone and saying clever things to get a laugh and be liked by others.


I look back and wish that I knew what I know now, and I ponder how differently my life may have turned out. I believe now that my life was planned out before I ever came out of the womb and everything that ever happened to me was to make me stronger and get me to where I am today. But back then I was seeking even though I was not aware. I wanted so badly to know that everything was going to be ok. I wanted to know I would have enough money to pay my bills, that someone would love me enough to want to marry me, that I wasn’t going to muck up my life and that it would turn out good.


Today, it doesn’t matter if I have enough money, money related things just always seem to take care of themselves and there is always food on the table, a roof over my head and clothes on my back. I now know that I did not muck up my life and I experience joy and bliss on a daily basis, something young Angela or even middle-aged Angela would have EVER dreamed possible. And, I did find someone to love me and did marry me and does love me. But even better than all my dreams, I now love myself! Something that most of us just maybe see in a movie or hear some guru talking about on Oprah. But thankfully, love did find me. And that feeling is LIFE CHANGING. Once you peek behind the curtain, it is very hard to go back to your old way of life. It is like that thing that you saw one time and you can’t unsee but in a good way. Once you experience this feeling, you believe that you and every person on the planet should feel this way and you find yourself wondering what the world would be like if we all found this out for ourselves.


That is why I started Safe Space Healing. Because I found a few women mentors who took me under their wings. I started seeking a different way of life and I found it. It was not always easy but the more and more I worked on myself, replacing outdated and dysfunctional programming, and believing that if I was able to attack every bad memory, every traumatic event, I would come out on the other side all sparkly and happy. Some days I back track a little, but I catch myself so much quicker and I retrain my brain to choose a new way of thinking. Once you learn that trick, life will NEVER be the same.


Let me pay it forward, let me take you under my wings and teach you how to LOVE YOURSELF. Let me share with you what I have been working on, polishing, and honing, turning the nugget into a diamond. I'll be here waiting on you.


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Silvana Giordano
Silvana Giordano
Jun 30, 2021

Exactly! This is how I feel. Now that I know more I’m able to do better. And being a healer, I want everyone I meet to know and feel the relief that comes first with self-love. And thank you for helping me to refine my thinking💙

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Perfectly said Silvana. It is truly such a wonderful gift you give yourself when you let go of your past and move forward loving yourself unconditionally. Why don't they teach us this stuff in school??? You are a beautiful spirit that I am thankful to have met!⭐️

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Love this! It got me thinking about the younger me and the life I wanted and now live. Thanks for sharing and thanks for your help. Teach one reach one if that's the process. This is a wonderful way to reach one with the very words that we read from positive blogs like this! Cheers look forward to the next one!

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Thank you so much for your kind words and I love the "Teach One, Reach One" saying. That is exactly what I am trying to do and it starts with clients like you! I am so glad you decided to treat yourself on your birthday and came to see me. I am already seeing great changes in you in such a little time. You're starting to fly!🦋

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I just love this ! Tears for the years you felt that way and joy for the way you can love yourself today !!! Truth is , you WERE funny in your youth , you DID make us laugh , you WERE beautiful to us !!! You were the good friend to everyone and we all loved you ! I’m so proud of you and all that you have accomplished ! I’m proud of you for being transparent and sharing your story to help others examine and love to love who God made them to be ! The enemy wants us to feel like we don’t measure up and that we are not enough ! I love you so much…

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Thank you so much Tammy! You were a big part of my youth and I thank you for being my friend. I think so many people can relate to this and I want to help them not feel that way. I want us to know we all measure up and that we are all loved. I love you so much too and you are always and have been Enough as well.

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That is beautiful! If we all knew those things back then and loved ourselves more at the time, life would have been so much easier. I am going to send this to my daughter and hope that she will hear your message and not go through most of her lifetime waiting and wishing and hoping things were better or different. That she is , as we all are, good enough right now. That we are awesome and have always been awesome! And the work we do on ourselves now, just makes us that much more awesome! Thank you for your message and all you do to help me be a better person.

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Thank you! I totally agree! We are and have always been awesome. We are good enough and we all deserve a wonderful life full of love and acceptance. Just believing that one thing can change lives. I hope your daughter gets the message like you are. You are so very welcome and I am so proud of who you are and are becoming!🎈

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