Bringing Different Perspectives Together
I’ve been a nurse for 13 years and have always worked in hospitals run by major companies. Needless to say, it’s very different from what Toph does as a CPA for the Self-Employed®. More recently, and with kid No. 4 on the way, I’ve been working as a PRN nurse — a nurse “as needed”— picking up hours that fit with our family schedule. This gives me more time to manage our kids and our home, and it’s something Toph and I discussed as we get ready to welcome our new little one to the world.
involvement. What that looks like, we don’t know yet, but Toph is always looking for new perspectives when working on cases. Oftentimes, when Toph and I talk about work — while we leave the confidential stuff out — we find that we can relate to one another on this professional level. Many of his clients are going through high-stress situations. The
IRS is knocking on their door and threatening to take away property or money in an effort to pay back taxes or other penalties.
Throughout my career as a nurse, I’ve stood beside families going through high-stress situations. I’ve worked as an ICU nurse at a children’s hospital and it’s not easy. Everyone has a different story and everyone just wants to get through their tough situation. They’re looking for hope.
For a long time, I worked 12-hour shifts, meaning Toph was responsible for much of our morning and evening routines. Our current schedule, however, gives him more time to work — and more time during weeknights and weekends for family time, which is always a plus. In the mix of it all, we’ve talked about me becoming more involved in the business. I’ve done some work with Toph, mostly behind-the-scenes here and there, but we’ve talked about taking a more client-facing approach to my
My perspective as a nurse brings a lot to the table. Sometimes when Toph is navigating a tough situation with a client, he just needs to talk it through or bounce a few ideas around. While we have different personalities, we work well together, and after our new baby comes, it might be something we further explore as our family grows and our business continues to grow in the new year.
– Ashley Sheldon
Easy Shrimp Scampi
TAKE A BREAK
Make date night simple with this easy shrimp scampi recipe.
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4 tbsp butter 4 tbsp olive oil
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1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup lemon juice 8 oz cooked linguine
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup parsley
1/2 tsp oregano
In a skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp of butter with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add shrimp and oregano, stirring frequently until shrimp is pink. Remove shrimp from skillet. Add wine and lemon juice to skillet and bring the mixture to a boil.
Stir in remaining butter and olive oil and cook until butter is melted. Add cooked shrimp to skillet and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. In a serving bowl, top cooked linguine with shrimp mixture. Garnish with parsley and serve.
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