Over at big Salon last night, we ran a great essay by my colleague Sarah Hepola about, after returning home to Texas a year after she quit booze, figuring out how to hang out with her old drinking buddies... without going to the bar. The piece addresses one of the most fundamental issues we face when we make major life changes: How do we cope with the ways this affects parts of our lives and our selves that we didn't anticipate.
We want to read your stories about the surprising and difficult challenges you faced after you quit doing something (it can be anything from quitting smoking to quitting your job to quitting eating meat to quitting your marriage to quitting Twitter).
Be sure to tag your posts "life after quitting." We'll be featuring our favorites here on the cover of Open Salon and we're hoping to cross-post some onto Salon as well.