Same with me
When I was a student, Java didn't even exist.
Yet, for the last five or six years, I've made a living from it.
Thats the truth
The important thing is to learn how to make software, not any specific language.
My advice to you is that this is easier in Java,
and Java is (and will continue to be for many years to come)
a commercially valuable skill.
When I started Software Development in Foxpro 1999, Foxpro was on top,
but was overtaken by Oracle-D2K within 2000, and I learned it.
later on Java covered everything because of Platform Independency in almost every field.
I had to learn Java because it was wanted almost everywhere i asked.
Till date Java is my bread and butter