Architecture career paths

For those of you who are currently working in enterprise or solution architecture, how did you get to where you are now? What was your previous experience and how did you transition into this field?

For those who are just starting out or are interested in pursuing a career in enterprise or solution architecture, what steps are you taking to achieve your goals? What do you hope to accomplish in the future?

Let’s share our experiences and advice with each other to help each other grow and succeed in this field.

I went from developing in Java in the good old days to being a DB Admin to a short stint as a Mainframe specialist then did Cyber Security architecture.

There are many different backgrounds people come from. In my experience I see a lot of people coming from either a development background or an Infra background.