Daniel, your a Hacker, like me. Just look at my headline. You see a variety of skills that you would like to have, and learn them. You are able to wield this book of spells at a moments notice, and tackle any problem. That is the nature of the generalist. We are loved because of our general knowledge and ability to jump into any situation head first. Even with things we don't know, we have learned so much, learning is second nature to us.
Our strength is knowledge.Our value is diversity.Our love is learning.
Straight from the Hacker Manifesto here is this quote" You bet your ass we're all alike... we've been spoon-fed baby food atschool when we hungered for steak... the bits of meat that you did let slipthrough were pre-chewed and tasteless. "
Thanks all for the good advice. I agree that it is beneficial to work on different fields, but as Dwayne pointed out, I really believe it has also to do with the left-brain/right-brain mentality. You barely meet someone who's a great designer and codes like a hero. It is usually the one, or the other. You can extend this to many things, tho my problem is that I am somewhat really stuck in the middle which on one hand sounds cool (look at him, he can program a website that even looks good), but on the other hand is somewhat limiting my ability to achieve things by myself (I can get to a certain point, but can't get further). I understand that a designer, or developer can't accomplish anything by himself neither, but they can sell their expertise in one field much better than I could.I believe my career choice as a project manager/product manager was the right one, as I can relate to pretty much everything, everyone in the team is doing. Tho, as Michael pointed out, I am never happy with what I have/do and try to improve constantly.It is really interesting for me to hear from others, who are in the same dilemma and especially how they handle their work/life balance!
Woot! Great to see you around Daniel and it's awesome to see that you're getting some good advice