Be Bold. Do What the Ordinary Fear.

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The beginning of this year my hubby deployed to the Middle East. That alone was a life-changing event. Exactly 2 months ago (June 9th), I turned 30. I lived alone with my fur-baby in a new development we just moved into last summer. Some would be terrified of the change. Others would feel out of place especially not knowing anyone in the area or neighborhood – not me. That did not stop me from being happy. Because I’ve decided to not allow the negativity spoil the good things. That life is only as good as we decide to make it. We either fall down and crumble or fall down, get back up, be bold and not let anyone or anything define my life.

I’m sure a lot of you have experienced up’s and downs – sometimes even feel like you’re stuck in a rut. Don’t be. Yes, I totally understand that things are easier said than done. But with all honesty, everyone is experiencing some sort of trial one way or another. Just because one isn’t showing signs of struggle doesn’t mean they’re not going through anything. How do they do it? By being BOLD and POSITIVE. Start your day with a mindset aiming for success and productivity. Since I am a self-confessed coffee-holic, I have to have my dose of caffeine. A cup of coffee (or two) but never without. For life’s boldest moments, Dunkin’ Dark® coffee provides coffee lovers (and coffeeholics) with a distinctly rich, bold, yet absolutely smooth blend without tasting any bitter notes to stay inspired throughout the day.

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As easy as one push of a button, I am able to enjoy a rich, smooth roast of Dunkin’ Dark® coffee. You have no idea how thankful I am for the invention of K-cups. For those who don’t have a coffee brewing system you can still enjoy this delicious brew with the Bold Roast grinds.

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During the months that my hubby was away, I felt challenged with a lot of things. Like everyone else. For starters, I don’t drive (not yet at least). At one point I was stuck in the house. There are no buses in the area/development. It’s a far walk from everything. So I found my way around using taxi, uber and lyft services. I didn’t know anyone. So I said hi and hello to my neighbors to break the ice. Even gotten to know some of them very well. Then I made use of my time wisely. I lived it to the fullest so I won’t be having any regrets. Life is too short. I intend to make the most of it. A few years ago we lived overseas and we travelled often. We visited different places and enjoyed different cuisines. We even went on a cruise when we were still residing in Italy. But as most of you would know, the military lifestyle is full of changes and uncertainty. One day he is home, the next day he isn’t. It’s all about mind over matter.

Then finally, the long wait was over. My hubby came home middle of the day of August 3rd – and you have no idea how happy we both were. I surprised him with a warm welcome home greeting. If you’re following me on social media, you should see the updates I have shared.

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Now that he is home, we enjoy our Dunkin’ Dark® coffee together. In the morning or middle of the day.

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Be fearless. Be Bold. Do What the Ordinary Fear. Start your day with positivity and make sure to pick up Dunkin’ Dark® coffee the next time you’re grocery shopping or at a local Dunkin Donuts. You can also order a box of k-cups or a bag of grinds online at

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When life is wearing you down, remember that there are people out there in this world who had bigger life challenges and did not let their trials stop them. Just like Erik Weihenmayer. He is the only blind man to summit Mount Everest and he too enjoys the bold, smooth, never-bitter taste of Dunkin’ Dark® coffee.

Just know that your life will not get better by chance. It will get better with change. Start today. Live Bold.

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