Here it is:
Excerpt of D's email to my "Parents" (the couple who have been more supportive of me than my biological ones).
MW has just come home from the East Coast and is swamped at work, so I thought I
would reply with an update on the job decision.
The opportunity itself
would be a real chance for me to use my skills and do some great work, and will lead to plenty of opportunities further down the road. But,
once we started getting a clearer picture of what 75% travel looks like, I am
not sure I am up for that big of a change and be even coherent once I get home.
It would mean selling the cottage, as we would not have time to use it.
Currently we go up on Thurs night and I work remote on Fridays. (Turns out my
travel work week is more accurately described Sun to Fri.)
is pretty great right now, and something like this, which on one hand would
scratch my career ambition itch, would leave me with a very different leisure
life. Combined with MW's travels, we run the very real possibility we
might not see each for extended periods of time. So as you can imagine, it
really does not work with our life and this week, I will be declining the offer. This
officially ends the XYZ Adventure.
And an excerpt of their reply:
Thanks for keeping us updated on what has been a very
difficult decision; however, you clearly carefully considered all factors and
have no doubt made the right decision. As you note quality of life counts for
more than the job! We trust (your company) will be pleased, as no doubt was
Speaking of MW, how was her east coast adventure? It seems she would have had pretty fine weather,
which is rare and quite essential in those parts. And how is your biking
going? Tour de France next?
We eagerly anticipate your visit.