I sometimes get asked how long does it take to learn to bake bread.
3 weeks to learn the basics.
3 months to gain a proficiency.
5 years to gain mastery.
But the learning never stops. I learn something new about bread every week. It is like a chrysalis endlessly unfolding or like a snowflake fractal growing at the cusp of its edge. It is periodically frustrating, but it always brings me back with renewed interest.