• Devin Abell

Heather Lloyd Visit Recap

Updated: Dec 11, 2019

Recently in SPM 101, I got the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Heather Lloyd. Heather is a content creator for Colts.com who writes interest stories about the organization, players, and events in the community involving the Indianapolis Colts.

Heather is exactly the right person I wanted to talk to in the field of sports. As for myself- an aspiring journalist in the sports world, her insight and experience was very helpful to me.

From her telling us her back-story to how she got to where she is now to the what her job consists of, I learned two important things that I will take into my professional career.

First, is that player, coaches, and management are people too. They're human beings just like you and me and they deserve to be treated with respect . They have feelings too, and can be emotional sometimes, you got to understand their feelings and know the grind the season takes on them.

They have interests outside of their job, they're not just football, football, football. They have passions they want to pursue outside/post football, and most of the time it involves giving back. They love to talk about these types of things and shed light on their hobbies and passions. It's important to know that these individuals are more than just a man in a helmet and shoulder pads.

Next, is that you need to be putting the pen to paper, no matter what it is. You have to start creating something or you'll never take off and reach where you want to go. You just have to keep producing and growing as a writer. Eventually, through continuous production, your work will be noticed and your base will come.

It might take more time than you want, but in the end, it's all about doing what you're passionate about and what makes you want to get out of the bed in the morning. Knowing that you'll have no regrets about what you're work and that you couldn't envision yourself doing anything else.

It was truly a pleasure listening to Heather speak and I will be following her work for now on as I hope to continue to gain insight and inspirations from the job she does for the Colts organization.

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