I started chess 2 years ago at 500 ELO and have climbed up to 1900 ELO (chess.co) recently. I have fallen deeply in love with the game and have made it a life goal to achieve eventually a mastery title.
Unfortunately, I started chess very late (20 years old), an age where one usually is in university and starts or has started working. Very soon I will have to move to my apartment, work full time, cook food, etc. I fear I will not have enough time as I currently do to dedicate my self sufficiently to chess; a lot of time is required to improve in chess. I was wondering how does one balance chess serious improvement and work/life responsibilities ?
In conjunction with this question, what would you consider an optimal training time regime? Is 1 hour a day sufficient time to gradually improve, or will that be pointless?