My name is Rufus Carter. I’m 47 and I have been in recovery for 9 years. I’ve been working as a personal trainer for the past 6 years, but those 3 years in between beat me down. I let my physical health go, and my mental attitude kept getting worse. Job searching in that mental space was nearly impossible.
Looking at the scale one morning I decided I had had enough. I had already accomplished so much by making it to recovery, and I used that to pump myself back up. I told myself that if I can make into recovery I can make it to the gym every day!
My new life of recovery and working out keeps me above negative thoughts. I found the exercise and training experience so helpful and inspiring that I decided to make becoming a personal trainer my new career path. I shadowed a couple trainers at my local gym and was able to pick up my first client. Things have been building and building from there!
Finding a meaningful way to live your life is essential when you’re in recovery – I’m living proof of that! This website organizes resources for anyone in recovery who is trying to choose their career path. There are many careers that can cultivate your unique skills. This site will help you no matter where you are in your job search, or if you want to go back to school.
It is my goal to make your professional journey go smoothly, for you to feel supported, to feel excited to walk into an interview and crush it. Know that rather than stop us from achieving our goals our experiences set us apart from other people. Take pride in yourself!