I'm not sure where you live, but until you get really cold weather (unless you don't) try riding in the morning while you have more light. Perhaps a short ride in the AM and another in the evening after work? Is it possible to try to commute to work at least once a week? To do errands on your bike on the weekends? Can you take your bike to work with you and get a ride in over lunch hour?
I too did my whole first year of cycling on a hybrid. It'll be great when you finally get a road bike, but it's not going to hold you back much now.
Just figure out the best way for you to try to ride a little further each week. When I was first starting out I made sure that I arranged things so that I got a ride in every other day. Even if you have to repeat the same distance for a while for whatever reason, riding regularly will make it possible to ride longer distances before you know it.
Welcome, and good luck!