Your Job Will Kill Me

Backstory: I have lived in Brooklyn for 15 years and am about to get tenure at my job.  This is my Japanese mom’s supportive message from Canada.  No idea why she starts by referring to me in the third person.

If Sophia gets tenure, that means
we will spend our remaining years in two different countries far away from each other. That thought always makes us sad.  Our sadness will make our life shorter, and is that what you want?

Love, Mom