Well, I never planned it but somehow I ended up employed for most of the last 35 or so years. I lived independently in “normal” society from 1995-2015. I’ve driven since 1997 and had some nice cars. I attended college for five years taking a couple classes a semester.
And for several years I got along pretty damn well and did a lot of fun things. Not to mention attending over a thousand AA, CA and NA meetings.
I’ve let my level of functioning slide these past few years, I kinda stick around my nice clean, warm apartment a lot but I get out almost every day and many nights. I have plans on what’s going to make me more social but they’re on hold for obvious reasons.
Success is in the eye of the beholder.
I’ve done better than some and worse than others. Haven’t given up by a long shot.