Dorothy Chiotti

Official Portrait 2013

Dorothy Chiotti and Shakespeare

It has been said that life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. That’s certainly true in my case. As a teenager I had a certain disconnected vision of my plans … and then life happened.

Most of my life has been spent surviving the slings and arrows of those who knew no better than to involve me in their dramas at a time when I felt powerless to do anything about it. It’s only been in the past few years I’ve been able to start freeing myself from this emotional prison and my life has become my own. Finally I’m beginning to thrive. It feels fantastic!

In this blog, through the written word and photography, I share my enthusiasm for life, my ideas and my creativity. I may touch on any number of topics … including my love for travel, horses, music, family history … who knows where it will go.

We just never know where life will take us.

Thank you for visiting and sharing my journey …

Be well,

Dorothy πŸ™‚
Aimwell CreativeWorks

World Traveller — Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bosnia-Herzogovina, Canada, Cozumel, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hawaii, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, The Netherlands, United States, Wales … and counting … πŸ™‚

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55 thoughts on “Dorothy Chiotti

  1. Greetings from Australia Dorothy,
    I loved reading about your desire to express yourself through written word and photography; I feel the same way. By the way, Dorothy means “gift of God” and is of Greek origin. I’m a firm believer that we can only ever be happy when we have the courage to live out our gifts that God has blessed us with. All the best and take great care.
    God bless you

    • Thank you for your lovely comment. … For the longest time I could never understand why I’d never been able to do anything with all the creative talents and gifts I’d been given. It wasn’t until I sought professional help that I realized my unresolved childhood issues were in my way. Exploring those and releasing them (and the negative people who went with them) has started to open the channels, leaving me feeling more confident and like I can trust what I’m creating. Shifting my courage to support the positive rather than defend against the negative has been a long process, and continues. Words like yours help me to see that I have chosen a good path … Thanks again and be well, Dorothy πŸ™‚

  2. Your presentation makes me want to see and read more. Life is not easy. You seem to have balanced it now – or at least you’re on your way. I didn’t really start “living” until I was about 30 and had some perspective and experience. It’s a bit sad, but I think that applies to many of us. Luckily we somehow find ourselves a bit down the road and hopefully there is much left to find out and experience! I will gladly stroll around your beautiful blog!

    • I had no idea how broken I was until a week in Sarajevo a few years ago sent me into therapy. I’d been taking various steps through the previous years to build my self-awareness and heal, but the battle scars of Sarajevo were the mirror I needed to see how badly wounded I had been by early childhood trauma. I’ve been to hell and back several times as I crawl out of this shadow. My physical health has been effected by the amount of energy required to heal my emotional and mental health. I live a quiet life focusing my precious energies on healing and revealing my true voice. This particular blog, like me, is a work in progress, and I have a pretty good feeling, thanks to feedback from lovely people like you, that we’re doing just fine. … Thank you for your encouraging words and for spending some of your precious time with me at Eyes to Heart. … Be well, Dorothy πŸ™‚

  3. I really enjoy your blog! I look forward to seeing a lot more of your fine work in the future – I’m your new follower. πŸ™‚
    Greetings from the Far North
    Dina

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking a post. I look forward to seeing your work. You have lovely images posted here and you have a gift for the written word. I hope you’ll stop by my blog again soon! Blessings, Robyn

    • If you would know yourself, know your family history. We are coloured by people and events we don’t even understand until we unearth the roots of those who came before. It’s rather liberating, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

  5. Blog looks lovely. I was having a nosy through. Do you have other blogs that you have put in to this blog, if so a clever idea. I clicked the pages and they seemed to go to different blogs to follow so I presume all yours? i didn’t know you could do that. I have 3 blogs, wow its hard work, I take my hat off to you x

  6. Very beautiful picture, I have to admit that one of things I want to leanr and do in the near future is learn how to ride a horse and just be around them. I love your description of what are you doing now, and I understand how inprisoning emotional vampires are… So, all best to you on your journey πŸ™‚

  7. Hello Dorothy,

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and that really helped me to find your beautiful collection of work here πŸ™‚

    Really enjoyed browsing through your posts, rich in beautiful images.

    Thank you so much for sharing and have a great time πŸ™‚

    • You’re most welcome. I select my “Shout Outs” carefully and I really liked the colour and composition of your image for this challenge. I look forward to perusing your blog soon. Isn’t it amazing how the beauty in the world can connect people from far flung places in such a profound way? If only humanity focused on that. πŸ˜‰ … Be well, Dorothy πŸ™‚

      • You are absolutely right, Dorothy πŸ™‚

        This is a wonderful forum to share and spread positive energy across the globe with our words and images.

        My approach towards photography has changed completely after starting this blog and it improved a lot, thanks for all the wonderful people out here for their support and encouragements πŸ™‚

  8. Greetings from sunny South Africa! Just chanced upon your blog and loving the pictures. Shakespeare is a beautiful horse. Look forward to reading more πŸ™‚

  9. Hi Dorothy, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. I see you have two blogs so thought I’d take a peek here, too. Beautiful.

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