HEY! You're getting a degree in some academic lab! Great for you! I bet everyone around you where you're putting in a very rational number of hours to get that degree has insight on how to best be an academic.
Does it feel like
Of the people I started my PhD program with, there are very very few people in academia right now, and I went and did random stuff for like 10 years before coming back. There are other paths. Most of them will be other.
US HUPO has a thing tomorrow talking about 2 you probably never knew existed (I sure didn't).