I was fired from (what I thought) was my life long career. And it was the best thing that ever happened to me. That sounds crazy I know, my life was turned completely upside down. I was a retail store manager for a big brand cellular company. I won’t name which one (not trying to get sued) I was fired over things that were approved.. but, suddenly unapproved. I know that being a sales manager in a retail store isn’t ambitious but I’m 24, I’ve come a long way and have been with this company for 7 years. I lost everything, my pets, my house, and even my furniture the only things I have left to my name are my car, my clothes, a few personal items, my outdoor cat, and an air mattress. Sad I know, I packed everything up into my 2016 Ford Fusion and headed to the high way after little deliberation with my wife, to move to North Carolina (this is the furthest north I’ve ever been) to live with my newly found sister in law (I found her like I was a detective). She welcomed my wife and I with open arms. Our trip was spilt into two days as nine hours was a lot for myself, my wife, and our overly stressed out, outdoor cat (the picture in this article is of him and my wife) . We stayed at a hotel in the middle of Georgia it was a nice stay for the price we paid and our cat was allowed to stay as well. It was nice, I was able to bring my computer, we had a few beers and then it was lights out. Our cat slept with us too, which was unusual as he was an outside cat. I got up in the middle of the night to grab a drink from the vending machine by this time he hasn’t tried to leave the room so I thought nothing of it, I opened the door to leave and he was out the door, before I could turn around he had vanished.. not in the distance, I didn’t see him run into the woods, he was just gone. We were mortified, needless to say we left the hotel sad and without our cat. We had officially lost the last strand to our life in Alabama. He was a Georgia cat now.. we couldn’t stay and we couldn’t find him. I have sense joined a lost and found animal Facebook page for the city we stayed in, in hopes that someone would see or find him. After being on the road for a while I was less stressed, the cat had lived outside his whole life, that’s were we found him, even tried bringing him inside. He would just scream and cry at the top of his lungs until someone let him outside. That’s were he went and that’s were he stayed. As we traveled through south and North Carolina and we neared our location, everything felt a little less tense, we were away from the toxic life in Alabama and were starting anew in North Carolina. I had been applying for jobs sense I was fired and even before that, I was ready to be done and I guess being fired was a sign that I should have been a long time ago. I now work for a website building company that allows me to be off in the weekends, gives me a decent lunch break, and I am not even called by my employer.. I’m allowed to live. It’s different than being a slave to the retail industry. I have been able to use all the schooling I have been through in this job. This has been good for me, the best thing to ever happen..