The idea to “create a life I loved” came to me while on a family vacation. We were in Atlanta walking in the park, surrounded by flowering trees. I looked around and just loved being there. I imagined what it would be like to wake up every day and love where I lived. That got me thinking. What if I created my entire life to be everything I hoped and dreamed, not just where I lived, but every aspect of my life. I would feel like I was on vacation every single day.
So I began my journey to create a life I loved. Little by little, I began figuring out what I wanted to include or exclude in my life. I thought about what I valued and what I was interested in doing. I explored my dreams, tried new hobbies, and took classes. I took notice of the things that brought me joy. The more I discovered, the more I learned about myself.
My life was dismantled a few years ago. Instead of focusing on what I lost, I saw an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and have a fresh start. I was able to design the life I always wanted, which included the beginning of Cledo® Designs.
The name Cledo came from my childhood. It was the nickname my sisters called me. If felt appropriate because one of my favorites things as a child was playing with paper, whether playing with paper dolls or creating items from it. I also loved to color and design. My love of art, paper, and organizing has inspired me to design products that have helped me create my life, and it has become my mission to help others create a life they love too. The more I learn, the more I want to share.