Posted on Aug 19, 2019
Haute Hijab Staff
You may not know our team's newest member that well yet, but we're pretty sure you will get to know her very well in the coming days! Elizabeth Walsh just joined the HH team as our new customer experience associate. That means whenever you have any questions or concerns about our hijabs, anything related to HH or just questions in general about a variety of things pertaining to Muslim women, she is one of the people here to help you!
Elizabeth is a self-proclaimed water baby who loves swimming, surfing and pretty much anything to do with ocean life. One of her biggest dreams is to travel the world, but she also enjoys her quiet Friday nights with her cat and husband. And, wait until you read about what she does to unwind! Get to know Elizabeth as she answers 15 fun (and a few deep) questions in our ongoing summer team-focused series - "15 Things You May Not Know About ... "
The beautiful Elizabeth Walsh!
1. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
In my dream life where I live by the ocean, my favorite way to spend my free time is free diving and surfing. In my current reality, I spend my free time reading.
2. What are your hobbies? What are your dream hobbies?
The only hobby I’ve been partaking in as of late is DIY home projects. I love creating beautiful spaces with low-cost or home-made decor. I also love to paint and draw, but I haven’t created any art in a very long time. I used to get commissioned to create paintings when I lived in Hawai’i. It’s great when your hobby makes you money!
My dream hobbies would include fencing, horseback riding and archery. I suppose I should start turning my dream hobbies into real hobbies.
3. What is something you hate doing?
I absolutely loathe cleaning litter boxes. It is the absolute worst. I love my cats, but scooping their ish is beyond the pale. I’m saving up for one of those self cleaning litter robotic litter boxes.
4. If you could eat something on an endless loop, what would it be?
Pho. In my humble opinion its 100 percent the greatest food of all time. I could easily live on it.
5. What feeds your soul/when are you at your happiest/best?
I am my happiest when I am under the sea. I’m a total water baby. Back in Hawai’i my mermaid status was common knowledge.
Elizabeth on some of her travels around the world.
6. Who do you look up to the most and why? (living or dead)
At first, I was surprised at how difficult it was for me to come up with an answer; I couldn’t think of anyone that I looked up to. I realized that I don’t tend to put anyone on a pedestal. and I look up to a lot of people for their different strengths. Everyone in my life is a role model to me in some way.
7. If you could go back and change something in your life, what would it be?
I would go back and erase all the times I thought about going back in time to change something, which unfortunately was a lot. It’s only been in the past year that I have come to accept that everything happens for a reason, and that I am exactly where I am meant to be. I know that is so cliché, but I believe it!
8. What is your biggest challenge in life?
Self-doubt! I am always questioning myself. I analyze until I’m paralyzed! It’s something that I am constantly checking myself on and working through. There have been so many times that I’ve missed an opportunity because I was stuck over-thinking instead of taking action.
9. What is something about you that people would be surprised to know?
I think what would most surprise our readers and everyone is to know that I play Call of Duty to unwind. Honestly, it’s something I like to keep secret, lol.
10. What is that big dream thing you want to accomplish in life? Or if not one thing, a few things?
One of my biggest dreams is to travel to every country in the world. I believe that travel and immersing oneself in other cultures is the best way to grow. I guess it’s not really an accomplishment as much as a dream goal.
11. For the Muslims at Haute Hijab - what is your favorite or not-so-favorite thing about working at a Muslim-owned company?
I absolutely love not having to explain my religion or why my hair is covered to every person I encounter in the office. You have no idea how nice it is when everyone, Muslim or non-Muslim, is on the same level. Also being in a workspace where I can pray on time is a huge bonus!
12. What does a typical Friday night look like for you?
Picking up Chipotle and watching TV with my husband (as seen on the left) followed by cuddle time with my cats. I look forward to it every week. Clearly I’ve become very boring in my old age, lol!
13. What’s the strangest or most fun family tradition you have?
My family has a Spoons tournament that gets really intense. If you don’t know what Spoons is, it’s a fast card game where you place spoons in the center of the table, one less than the number of people playing, and try to be the first person to get four of a kind. So if you have five players, there are four spoons on the table. Whoever gets four of the same card first grabs a spoon. Then everyone else tries to grab the remaining spoons. If you’re left without a spoon you lose.
My family takes this game very seriously! I mean, people get dragged across the room trying to hold onto a spoon someone else has grabbed. The tournament is full of blood, sweat, tears and insane victory dances. Literally. It’s no joke!
14. Cat person or dog person (or some other kind of animal)?
Cat person, I have three cats and one rescue cat who we are currently fostering until we find him his forever home. I love dogs as well. I mean, I love all animals, but dogs are bred and trained to be close with humans and be friendly with us. Cats do not need us, so when you win their affection and love, I feel that it’s more meaningful.
15. If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be and why?
Wake, pray and slay. It rhymes, lol, but mostly it reminds me to always start with prayer and gratitude before I slay all day! It’s really more of an aspirational slogan, haha!