As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to reach out and say thank you. Thank you for your continued support of this newsletter and for being a member of this community. I hope you’re enjoying the CMO interviews, and I can’t wait to jump back in next year.

For me, this year has been filled with the highest highs and lowest lows. As some of you know, I became a first-time mother via a surrogate a few months back to a beautiful baby girl named Lilliana. She’s a joy, and my husband and I are head over heels for her.

Sadly, we lost her twin brother, Mason, at 36 weeks. One week before Liliana’s birth.

As we celebrate our new daughter, we also mourn the loss of her twin brother. While I wish this was the only tragedy to befall my journey to motherhood – it is not. That said, my struggles on this journey give more meaning to the destination. After seven long years, I’m no longer thinking about the uphill battle to become a mother. I’m, at long last, a new mom enjoying time with my daughter.

You can read more about my journey to motherhood on Business Insider here.

My hope is that people going through similar struggles will find comfort knowing that they are not alone. (This article from Chrissy Teigen was incredibly powerful for me.) In a year filled with uncertainty, one of the greatest comforts is knowing we’re all experiencing 2020 together. And that we’ll end up on the other side of it, together.

Have a safe and healthy rest of your year.

See you in 2021,

Tricia

(P.S. Having a safe space to talk about mental health is more important than ever – especially this holiday season. This Harvard Business Review article is a tactical resource for managers looking to support employees right now.)

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