Cheerleader of the Week 2017: Megan

Meet the Colts Cheerleader of the Week: Megan

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Time flies when you're cheering for the Colts.

"This is my fourth season. It's crazy, it really is. It feels like it's my second season," Megan says.

It puts her in elite company.

"It's weird to think about, but there are two girls that have been here for five years and then it's my class of girls and there's four of us."

Megan's 2018 Colts Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar Shoot in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

In that time, she's amazed at how much the Colts Cheerleaders have become a part of her life.

"I'm from Crown Point, Indiana and I moved to Muncie for school and this brought me here. I never thought I would live in Indianapolis."

But, here she is.

"I don't know if I have many more friends outside of cheer now," she laughs.

Even in her workplace, Megan is surrounded by Colts cheerleaders.

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"There are three current cheerleaders at Peoples Bank and there are two alumni. It's a lot of fun and we get along so well. The people that we work with are all amazing people and we do things outside of work. It's just a very fun environment. And then having my cheer sisters there, it's even better."

When she's not with them, she likes to spend time with her furry friend, Savannah.

"I've had her for a little over a year now," she says. "She's a boxer."

How she came to live with her wasn't exactly planned, but it worked out perfectly.

"I lived by myself before and I was lonely. I was like, 'I want a dog.' But I didn't want a puppy. With cheer and work, there was no time for that," she says. "My dad's best friend had her and he travels for work, so he was like, 'I can't give her enough attention.' His wife takes care of her grandmother, so it was just a lot."

She drove down to Georgia with her dad to pick her up. And they've been inseparable ever since.

"I grew up with boxers. My parents always had a boxer. So, I knew I always wanted a boxer," Megan says. "They're just so loving and they're just good family dogs and full of energy and they're just fun, they're so funny. They're amazing."

When she has downtime, Megan likes to spend it in the kitchen.

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"I like to bake," she says. "I like to try different recipes off of Pinterest. I love Pinterest. When I have nothing going on at work, I'm on Pinterest looking up new recipes. And then my boyfriend comes home from work and he's like, 'Hmmm, what did you make today?'"

With the start of a new season next week, there are many new things to embrace, even for a veteran cheerleader – new dances, new routines, and new teammates on the sideline.

But no matter how many times she does it, one thing never gets old.

"Being in that tunnel, those tunnel lines and the players coming out and the pyro going off, you have chills. I still get chills. It's such a good feeling. And then you're looking around going, 'Wow. I'm on this field. I'm an Indianapolis Colts cheerleader.'"

And she hopes to be for the foreseeable future.

"It goes so fast and it's so fun and you meet so many good women in your life that will be your friends forever."

Even after they move on, settle down, and start families – the sisterhood is real and forever.

It's the cheerleader circle of life.

And Megan couldn't be happier to be part of it.

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