The Entertainer Blogger Award

Many thanks to the mainepaperpusher for nominating me for The Entertainer Blogger Award based on posts that I’ve written like, “The Art of Individual Expression.” (  I’m honored and I have to say that it feels good to be recognized! For those of you who haven’t checked out Linda’s blog, You’ll be entertained, you’ll laugh, you’ll love it. Trust me.

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Add these rules to your post.
  • Answer all the questions below.
  • Display the award picture in your post.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all, ENTERTAINING!



Writing is my passion and I want to share my sense of humor, my perspective and my inspiration with the world. Plus, my life is chock full of good material… just sayin…



Anything by Jodi Picoult. I love how she flips the perspective on things. Jodi Picoult is the author of My Sister’s Keeper, which became a movie. Maybe you’ve seen it. She wrote a book called Nineteen Minutes. The book recounts a story of a school shooting. The mother in the story shows up at her son’s school, only to find that her son is the shooter. Through flipping the perspective, Jodi Picoult teaches non-judgement and “For the grace of God, there go I.” It’s a message that I live by and one that we all have to keep in mind when we find ourselves falling into the trap of passing judgement.



The thing that I dislike the most is being lied to! Give me your truth and I’ll deal with it… lie to me and you will shatter my trust forever. A close second is injustice. Injustice fuels my passion and my voice. I am fearless to stand up for a cause that I believe in.


I hate the mall and I can count on one hand how many times I’ve been to the mall in the past three years. I don’t feed into the “Keep up with the Jones'” mentality or feel the need to buy something because it is trendy, popular or a status symbol. I’m not connecting to material things and I don’t go to the mall so I don’t eat there. Enough said.


Writing. I don’t watch T.V. or the news and I haven’t in years. People ask me all the time, “Did you see that commercial where the…?” or such and such a movie or T.V. show, and I reply, “I don’t watch T.V.”
They look at me like I have 3 heads…but it’s true.
Mt time is too precious to spend it watching T.V.
Let’s just say that I’m thinking and working on this. I will update this post with my nominations when I’m done with my fifteen hour a day working streak.
Stay tuned!
Much love.
Erin Cooper Reed ❤

Let’s Get Naked!

Now that I’ve got your attention…let’s get naked, well, not literally. As a writer I have to be willing to open myself up and bare my soul. Fortunately, I’m a very open person who finds it cleansing to speak my truth.

After four years of living together, John and I have parted ways.

It wasn’t pretty. My kids have been riding John about getting a job for a while and it finally all came to a head. I feel bad. I feel relieved. I feel like I’m onto my next adventure.

I have never been a person that’s afraid of change, in fact I face it head on and welcome all of the challenges and new opportunities that it presents. When I was growing up my wonderful parents always told me, “You can do anything. We never worry about you.” Thank you mom and dad for instilling the drive and confidence that helps me to face any situation and overcome my momentary fears and doubts.

Be rest assured that I have not lost my sense of humor…it has always been (and will continue to be) my coping mechanism. I currently have a long lists of to-dos, along with a few life long dreams and a mental list of personal goals. I know I have what it takes to accomplish anything I want to. It’s time to focus on my kids. It’s time to focus on me.

And while I’m at it, seeing that I’m getting all naked here, maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea to get to the gym.