Whatever we've learned from clever books and magazines, the main thing in photography is the real life experience of photographing various subjects. Nothing is better for a photographer than the ongoing shooting. The only way to learn to see good photos is to take photos on a constant basis.
Besides, you shouldn't forget about the potential of graphics editors. It is so interesting to perfect your pictures, and you do not have to spend hours in the "dark room" now but can work with the photos comfortably settled in front of the monitor.