Not too long ago, Anna of door sixteen wrote a question + answer post where her readers sent in questions and she answered them a few days later. The questions were specifically about her job, but that post made me think about the questions most frequently asked over here at Aesthetic Outburst. I receive a lot of emails (that I try to answer asap) that ask the same questions, so I thought I'd answer a couple of those and open the comments up to any other questions you may have about me, Aesthetic Outburst, where we live, etc***. Here are the two most frequently asked questions that I receive via email:
- What do you do for a living?
- What are EZ E, Kicky, and/or PRH's real names?
- For now, I stay at home with Kicky and EZ E, but my most recent professional work has been in the not-for-profit sector. Before going back to grad school at the University at Buffalo, I worked as the Public Arts Program Educator at The Eric Carle Museum. After grad school I worked briefly as the Programs Director at the Western NY Book Arts Collaborative. I do random freelance projects here and there and do plan to return to work when the time feels right.
- When I first started Aesthetic Outburst, I decided to use nicknames for my immediate family because I didn't like the idea that my children's names would be floating out there for the world to know. I still go back and forth about it (esp. after reading this post on this lovely blog), so that's why I still use nicknames. For the sake of answering the question though, here are links to everyone's real names...PRH, EZ E and Kicky. Wouldn't it be shocking if I said Abbey wasn't my real name?! I haven't always loved it, but Abbey definitely is my real name (Abigail...if we're being fancy about things).
***PS- I must admit that this whole idea does make me a little nervous, so please also be kind.