Anyone out there work in a profession not math-related that still enjoys studying pure mathematics on a pretty serious basis? What started out a casual side project for me has turn into something very serious. Armed with key texts in Algebra, Analysis, and Topology, I am ready to do battle. Can anyone share some tips? Thus far, I have had at least an hour studying a day since June 9, and I have one textbook completely finished front to back (almost every exercise). I am not so sure that I will have time for these 3-5 hour studying binges that I have the opportunity to do once in a while starting next week, but I am hoping to stay consistent with 1-2 hours a day. Looking forward to some input. Thanks!!