it can also leave you feeling like it’s impossible to keep up or learn it all. And that’s because you can’t! The field is literally too big to learn everything. “Keeping up” is both impossible and overrated. It’s the path to burnout.
Chris’s suggestion – something I find reassuring and will return to in moments of doubt – is that we focus on:
- a good understanding of the fundamentals,
- staying aware of general trends in the industry (such as important forthcoming native HTML elements; and the different approaches to building a website etc),
- problem-solving: being good at “solving problems with tech” rather than just knowing a bunch of tools.