Since I just moved to an area that is substantially more populated (ha! that's an understatement) than the area where I used to live, I thought I would take a chance and make a post about myself for Kelly of Kelly's Korner and her "Singles Day". My family would think I'm insane for doing this, but I figure, eight couples have gotten married from it, and what do I have to lose?
So hi. I'm Mallory, but you can call me Mal (hence the website address). I'm 22, and I just recently moved to New York City.
I'm here in NYC because I start work on my Master's degree in International Relations at NYU very soon. I just graduated from a small Christian university in central North Carolina this past May, so the change is a big shock, but I absolutely love New York City already. Eventually I want to work in embassies for the State Department or at the UN.
The number one priority in my life is my faith. I'm a Christian and am looking for a guy who is a believer, as well. I've been through a lot of extreme and extraordinary things in my life, and I love to share my testimony with people, but I know what it's like to be "preached at" so I try my best not to cross lines. I love people, plain and simple. I've often been told my best gift is my ability to encourage people and support them, and I love doing just that. I never feel more fulfilled than when I get the chance to help people (and I'm not just saying that, I really mean it!).
I'm passionate about music. I love to sing, so with any spare time that I have, you'll almost always find me with music playing. I've also learned to play several instruments, but it's been several years. I'd love to pick them up again, though! I also love to write, as evidenced by this blog that I've written on for 5.5 years and daily for 4.5 years of that time.
Being from North Carolina, I'm also passionate about college sports, specifically the ACC. Go NC State! I love watching college football and basketball, and I also like the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL. Yes, gentlemen, there are girls out there who actually love watching sports. ;)
I love food, but because of some nerve damage, I'm just now learning how to cook things. I'll try anything at least once. I'm a creature of habit, but I'm working on venturing away from my regular foods at restaurants and such.
I'm very Type A and a stickler for details, but when I'm around my friends and people I love, it's easier for me to relax. I'm weird and sarcastic and will likely say something awkward the first time I meet you, but I own it and am not afraid to apologize when I think I've messed up.
I come from a family of all girls, as I have two older sisters and my dad passed away when I was young, so I can be rather headstrong sometimes, but most importantly, I love people and talking to them. Fostering relationships with people is far more important to me than a difference of opinions.
I'm an extrovert all the way and look to find fun in any situation!
If you're interested, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment.