You just need to experiment and find something enjoyable to work on and find your forte and talent accordingly.
Most important thing: don't listen to negative talk and people.
Since you are in USA it is easy for you to experiment with different parts of the projects you can see here and other places.
You can easily design parts and send to 3D print companies to print for you. You can find access to 3D scanners and do something fun.
Try different things to see where your talent is.