My name is Torie Bolster and I am a junior, Psychology – Clinical Counseling major here at SXU. I grew up on the Southside of Chicago, right down the block from Saint Xavier. I was a commuter for my first two years here, but was chosen to be a Resident Assistant in Regina Hall this school year. Living on campus has been a huge transition for me so far, but I absolutely love it! I do get homesick a lot and miss my family, but I can always just walk over to my house and see them whenever I want. (all while doing my laundry for free and eating all of their food…thanks mom!)
Okay, enough of the boring stuff…here are some interesting facts about me that will help you get a better understanding of who I am.
1) I loveeee to workout.
I worked at Women’s Workout World for two and a half years as a group fitness instructor, which is just a fancy way to say that I taught workout classes. So yes, I did wear a microphone headset and looked like I was a member of NSYNC. (Justin was my favorite!) Now you can catch me working up a sweat in the Shannon Center every day, which is our gym on campus. I teach the People on Weights class there every Wednesday at 12:15 PM so that means I’m pretty *buff and tough.
*see picture to see just how chickeny my little, scrawny arms are.
2) I’m super involved on campus.
So y’all already know that I’m an RA, but I also have a lot of other things going on as well. I was an Orientation Leader this summer for the first year and transfer students who were coming into SXU this year. Along with the Coug Diaries job, I also work for Student Affairs as an information desk worker. I’m involved with WXAV, the radio station here on campus. I’m starting out as a producer right now so (hopefully!) next semester I can have my own show. You can listen to Ricky Widmer and me every Friday from 3-6PM on channel 88.3! I also do a lot within Campus Ministry as well. I’ve attended and led both the Quest and Awakenings retreats, gone on the Women’s retreat, and attended two Spring Break Service Trips to Kentucky and Kansas City, Missouri. So if you see me running around campus a lot looking frazzled, now you know why!
3) Cats and babies make me happy.
Pretty self explanatory.
4) My little sister Mady is my best friend.
Even though we are five years apart, she and I are extremely close. I wouldn’t know where I would be today without all of her love and support that she has shown me through the years. And she’s also super useful when I don’t have anything to wear/have no money to buy new clothes and can just borrow hers whenever I want to.
5) I’m obsessed with quotes.
So don’t be surprised if I get super cheesy and put up tons of inspirational quotes throughout the year!
Well, that’s all I have time for now! Thanks for reading and I can’t wait to keep on posting throughout the year!
Peace and love,