I was set up to fail from the beginning. And when I say the beginning, I truly mean from the day I was born – Friday, June 1, 2007. I know, I know. It’s a Friday – some might even say – a great omen with the potential of the weekend looming. But it was also National Donut Day.

I hate to say it, but being born on a day dedicated to a sugary, fried delicious treat sets a person up to fail. Trust me, it’s true. I’m living this life as proof.

Needless to say, I never touch those dirty donuts that determined my future. I look at their close cousins, the pastries and cakes, with disdain too….