Lynn Toomey

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Lynn Toomey

<p><span>I was in high tech marketing when I became pregnant with twins. The moment I found out that I would bring two babies into this world I knew I could no longer travel around the world, leaving them home to grow up in a daycare. I decided to make a BIG change and venture into my own business. But, the business had to be creative and it had to be something I was passionate about. I chose a business in the field of art, specifically children's art. I now run a mobile creative enrichment company called Let's Gogh Art...www.letsgoghart.com&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;(named, incidentally by one of those babies now 5 in honor of Vincent van Gogh who once said, &quot;Happiness...it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.&quot;). Not only is this meant to convey our mission to customers, it is my personal motto as well. It sums up everything in my life. It's a constant reminder as to why I traded in a six-figure income to become a &quot;starving artist.&quot; </span></p> <p><span>With my goals and ambition, however, it won't be this way forever. My company has enjoyed 100% annual growth since it's inception and I've recently launched a national licensing program so that women (and men) across the country and world can run their own Let's Gogh Art business...they too can build a creative business they love (and can make a good income as well). I still do marketing (which I&rsquo;ve always loved), but I can do it for my own company. The best part is that I work from home around my children&rsquo;s schedules. I no longer come home tired out at 7pm or have to be away for a week at a time missing those fleeting precious moments with my children. I can watch football games and can bring forgotten lunch money to school. I take my &ldquo;babies&rdquo;, now 5 to lots of art events&hellip;they are learning about following your passion, building your own business and being a mom too. Important lessons that will someday pay off for all of us. </span></p>

Stories by Lynn Toomey

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