TL;DR: Don't get into something because it's just trendy, ask yourself if you would be willing to do that daily. So you don't discover further down the road that you just spent 5 years of your life on the wrong path.
I was so happy when I could get out of my boring system administration job (perks of doing that in a really small company that doesn't want to bring changes) and got my first development job in a startup after spending 8 months learning web development.
But there was a problem, I wasn't fulfilled. Nor happy to be honest.
Don't get me wrong, it was an awesome experience. Loads of work, loads of learning, the people working there were awesome.
Heck, I even asked for a mentor and I got one from the start and got him with me almost every single day.
But it wasn't a frontend position. So I moved to a frontend position.
So my frontend day-to-day was not as exciting as the tutorials I followed while learning and far from the experiments I was doing at home to hone my skills.
Call it bad luck or me being picky, but modifying a button's color for the hundredth time because one the company's client can't decide on what he wants doesn't get me excited (in case you were wondering, we settled down on a kaki-purple rainbow for the buttons).
But one thing got me excited: understanding the customer and trying to translate the technical terms and issues in a way they (as non-tech people) would understand.
I eventually became good at this and got approached by another company, to do absolutely everything BUT web development.
Yeah. I know. Won't do an awesome React application while working on the internals of a CRM.
But I took that as an experience. And also, I've been hired for my abilities to make the tech and non-tech side to understand each other and make everyone save money and be happy, thanks to a less painful experience because everyone could understand everyone better.
All I did that was related to a development job were complex SQL queries.
I wasn't happy with the job, so I decided to move on.
And taking things quite literally, I moved onto a new country.
Quitting your job to get a new one in a country where you don't even talk the language, does gives you a lot of time to think.
I did a few technical interviews for Frontend positions, but I wasn't especially excited by doing a web page using React.
And when the core of what you do doesn't get you excited, you start to wonder why the hell you're doing it.
The answer came to me after a week or two of intense meditation and self-reflection (which consist basically of me ranting against the whole world, alone in my room, for no reason whatsoever): I made my career choice based on a completely wrong choice.
I started because it was trendy and I needed to get out of my boring job. If I would like or not what I would do daily didn't even make it through my thoughts.
But I loved solving issues and helping people.
When I talked to people here, because I was the "tech guy" they always asked me if I could help or knew how to turn their problem into a working solution.
And that got me into less frontend stuff and more backend stuff because I could make something look good, but people were asking for ways to solve problems, which leads you to explore also the backend side of things.
And I enjoy it a lot! I can explain to them what I do because I learned how to make tech understandable to non-technical people, we get to explore possibilities together and it's a blissful experience so far.
I settled down on Python and Flutter.
Python because I used it when I was a system administrator (and all the good stuff about python, including the fact that it's a well known and used language).
And Flutter because it solved some of the issues I had with Android applications, and to be honest, it just seemed like really fun to use (which it is, I assure you).
And I know that there are a lot of other languages. Before I settled on those two, I experimented with Go, Rust, Kotlin and so on.
I like them a lot, but decisions had to be made, we all have to start somewhere before we get anywhere.
Also, the moral of the story is that you shouldn't get into something because it's just trendy.
Ask yourself if you would be willing to do that on a day to day basis, so you don't discover further down the road that you just spent 5 years of your life on the wrong path.