For some work I’m doing with Oregon State University’s pilot outdoor industry leadership program, I was chatting this week with Sierra Domaille. Earlier this year, she launched her magazine, HiHeyHello. Oh, and she was gracious enough to send me a copy of the first issue a few weeks ago. Before talking with her, I sat down to thumb through it.
It’s gorgeous. In her ‘Letter from the Editor,’ she tells the story of the magazine’s name:
‘Stopping to say ‘Hi’ is a small act of intention that can break down barriers and be kindling to conversation and change. It’s a first step to learning someone’s story.’
She’s right. For an introvert (umm, that’d be me), that can be tough. It’s a good reminder, I realized. So simple. Note to self: Just say ‘hi.’