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Dear Future Me: This Gen Z jewelry maker is powered by creativity, community, and genuine connections

Dear Future Me spotlights the newest generation of small business owners — their achievements, challenges, hopes, and dreams. These Gen Z entrepreneurs get honest about the barriers they face and their most memorable wins in letters written by them, for them, to their future selves. 

Name: Macey Hardridge

Location: San Luis Obispo, California

Business: Lucky Lucky Studios

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Dear future me,

I always knew you’d never stop working towards your dream of getting your jewelry into a large retail store! Ever since you were a kid you’ve dreamed of creating things that people would enjoy.

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I hope you always remember that people matter most and that making genuine connections is what brings the most fulfillment.

You first started creating as a means of expression and a way to feel more present, and it turned into so much more. Through local markets and support from your community, thousands of people are now wearing your jewelry in areas all around the world. 

I hope you never forget to challenge yourself to try new methods and create new unique styles. I hope you always remember that people matter most and that making genuine connections is what brings the most fulfillment. You never gave up on yourself and because of that, you have achieved your biggest dreams. For that I am forever grateful!

Love,

Me

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To support Macey, check out her website or follow her on Instagram.

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