Hi All. Ive played guitar on and off for 20+ years. As a young chap i had little patience for scales and hours of practice & i spent too much time gassing over nice gear, so i plateaued after a few years. Then i went to college, got a job, married, kid and well, my guitars just sat under the bed. I never let it die completely, but it certainly didnt get priority. Im finally back playing, and after some experience and general living of life, i have learned that little and often (consistency) will trash sporadic intensity any day. My time is extreemly limited, but im lucky to have a great wife who helps me make the most of my time, and have been getting 1 - 1.5 hours practice 5-6 times a week. As my practice time is limited, ive structured it a bit to get the most from it, so now it looks like warmup - 15 mins: stretching, speed practice(chromatic runs, scale runs to metronome, alt picking) improv - 15-25 mins: lead improv using blues & major scales. learning to mix maj & min, caged, learning fretboard. songs - 10-20 mins: learning new songs, practicing songs i know but need to work on. Im actually enjoying it more than ever as i am seeing and feeling progress. With my structure its visible, I can see the metronome speed increase, i can hear more nuanced lead work & i actually have some full songs i know instead of learning just the main riff of 10,000 songs. It feels like ive started learning again. I obviously have a good foundation so its not from scratch, but i still have that sense of beginning, doing something new. Id like to ask: Has anyone else rediscovered the guitar later on in life? How do you make time for it with work, family & life in general?