In that process, we took the brave step of forming our own corporation and began the journey within the small business world. We were able to not change jobs, or employers, but simply transitioned to an alternative employment contract called a PSA. Regaining control of Tod’s professional life, and making sure he was paid at Fair Market Value brought a peace to both of us.
I became our book-keeper for the business, while I remained a stay at home mom. We joined arms in running a business together, and jointly made decisions that would affect our family, finances, and our lives. It was refreshing.
Although there were some moments of uncertainty as we started out, we were smart enough to surround ourselves with a team of legal, business, accounting, and investing professionals who worked as a team to support our transition. This was invaluable, and is the heart of what we want to share with others.
Spouses know of the demands of medicine, and understand as much as anyone the sacrifices needed to do it well. To that end, we know that the physician’s spouse often undervalues themself. This transition has revitalized our sense of togetherness in practicing medicine.
We want others to experience what we have learned, and want to make simple and accessible.”