When I was young, I did a lot of multi-month trips. But then work and family limited my time somewhat, at least for epic trips. But that does not mean you cannot fit in a lot of little trips.
I did short backpacking trips with my kids, and a lot of family car camping, and then later tent trailer camping. I also got in a lot of little solo trips. Usually 2 - 3 nights and a few of up to a week. At least I was outdoors a lot. Even with 2 kids, we spend about a month outdoors camping as a family, plus my own little trips.
Now the kids are grown and gone, and I am still backpacking.
My wife will never sleep on the ground, but she loves to hike. So we go camping most weekends in our tent trailer, and just about every vacation and holiday. When we camp together on a weekend, Saturday is usually an all day hike, up to 15 or 18 miles. We then do a 1/2 day hike on Sunday. Sometimes on a two week camping trip with her, I will go backpacking for one week. And when we are not camping together, I go backpacking. So that has averaged 100 nights each year year since 2002. The last 3 years or so, I have done more backpacking and a little less camping with my wife, and she is okay with that. So I can actually do several 1 week trips a some years.
If you work 5 days a week, you have 2 days a week to hike. That is 102 days a year. Add in your holidays and vacations (which is over a month for me) and you will be surprised how much you can get out.