You can perfectly learn both. Its not only about learning a language. Its also about learning to program. Both java and python are high in demand these days, so either or both will do
I still haven’t done anything with the programming skills i learned so far, but it must surely be possible to get a job without a college degree. Depending on where you live, the difficulty might vary. Certain recruiters will certainly demand certification.
A good advice would be to build a portfolio. Look at startups to see at startups what they need, startups might give you a easier way in, and you can learn from other developers.
Sites like https://www.upwork.com/ might give you a good change to get paid and increase your experience and portfolio.
There must be paths, they might not always be easy, but paths there must be