I just got licensed a few weeks back and have been connecting with repeaters on my 2m/7cm HT. My plan is to get a mobile antenna for use in the car and make an antenna for home operation. While those will let me connect with more repeaters and nets locally, it's not really changing what I do.
With conversations I've overheard and had I get the feeling that the realm of amateur radio is huge, but when I ask others what to do next, the most common response is "it depends on what you want to do." I get that, but I'm not really sure what you can do. Kind of a catch-22.
So, here's my two-part objective question:
What are specific areas that some people get into within amateur radio? And what is the first/next step to get into those areas if it sounds interesting to me?