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Hi I'm Mallory

I am 26 years old, divorced, an art lover and a librarian in training. I love my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After my divorce nearly three years ago, I found myself at a crossroads. I spent time near family back home in Utah and worked for a couple years, and after a couple of moves and applying to graduate schools, I now find myself living in Boston attending graduate school in Library and Information Science. I was married for four years, and am no longer a wife, but am now enjoying life on the other side of the spectrum as a single, young, happy woman. I love to read and write whenever I get the chance and going on a daily run keeps me sane.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been greatly blessed to have grown up in my life as a member of the Lord's church and continue to choose to follow His gospel each day. The only thing that is certain in life is change, and as my life has brought me great challenges, I put my trust and faith in the Lord. By doing this, I am not only able to survive, but I come out stronger, happier and a better person, ready to serve Him and others around me. When I feel the love of the Lord in my life as He helps me through challenges, I naturally feel and want to share this love with those around me. He lives! For this reason, I will always choose to be happy. Because He lives I have a Savior who guides me, carries me, loves me and is my ultimate example. Because I have chosen to find these truths out for myself, I have no excuse not to represent Him at all times. The Gospel provides every tool we need to be successful in this life and in the next, with our families forever. The Gospel truths have saved me, time and time again. Over years of pain and in dark minutes of sadness, I have discovered for myself that I am absolutely never alone. No matter what happens to us in our lives, we always have a choice. Choosing the higher road to be happy, our hearts free of anger or hate, and looking forward with hope, is what faith in our Heavenly Father makes possible. Our Heavenly Father is always there. The Savior always understands. This Gospel does not fail. Of this, I am absolutely certain.

How I live my faith

I am so grateful to have moved around the United States, meeting and serving with many different Latter-Day Saints and others in my communities. With all of those I have served with, or have had the opportunity to serve, or have been served by, I feel an immense love for and I am so grateful the Church provides many opportunities for these relationships. I have discovered as I have served the women and young women of the Church, there is no better way to lead than by example, and no way to help if not with love. There is no time to waste in this life: you are either committed or you are not. Serve, testify boldly, love with all your heart, and do not make excuses. The Gospel solves all problems, but it is up to us to access how this is possible. It takes intense effort. It is worth it. I try to never underestimate what I can learn from another, no matter how different they are from me in age, experience, background or personality. As I have lived several different places over the years, I know that we meet people for a reason, to be taught and to teach, and we are all here to help one another and be the Lord's hands here on Earth. It is crucial to be living ready and worthy to take advantage of all of these opportunities: to serve, to teach, to be taught, and to love.