I just spent year or two scratching my arse.
To be honest my laptop died, and all my projects tied to the DAWs on said machine were lost.
The few that were mostly Reason only, or the ones that where practically finished (like the pre-mastered mix downs) were eventually recovered and that was about it.
I also had my good monitor headphones stolen, right after I bought a new laptop (Bummer)
I'm a full time singer / singing teacher / choir director now, so I've managed to make music both my job AND my hobby. It's paying the bills for new gear and eventually new monitors and stuff.
I've just recently started making inroads on finishing off some of the stuff I recovered from my busted laptop.
Things are pretty fuckin' sweet to be honest.
Upward curves and all that.