One of my favorite things about photography is doing it with other people. Seeing the outcome of a photo session is valuable to be sure. That's why we're all here. But seeing someone break down a scene in their head while the camera is still in their bag; well, that's not something you can get sitting behind a computer no matter how good someone is at describing their process through youtube 'splainer vids.
And more importantly; when someone asks, "what did you see, why are you taking that photo," can you explain your idea to them and help them learn something too? That interaction has been the most valuable part of the process for me; far more than only sharing the photos later. I hope you make time this year to practice side by side with other photographers, even if it's your photo curious friend with their cell phone. 😅