This afternoon, when I signed into WordPress, I was wished a happy anniversary. It turns out that today marks my website’s One Year Anniversary!
Such a milestone is fitting, as it comes along with some other changes.
First, I have decided to expand the scope of this blog to include my other interests. While it will maintain professionalism, I am planning to incorporate book reviews, technology trials, and a number of not-strictly-libraryish posts. I’m also tossing around the idea of incorporating my other passion: cooking. I’ll also be renaming the site. “Robbin Zirkle” is not quite as dashing and daring as I might like. It needs more pizzazz.
Second — and more importantly — I have completed my Master’s studies! My final class was this past Wednesday, and as of this morning, I have finished all of my assignments. I won’t completely wrap up my obligations until Thursday afternoon during a final transition meeting for ILSSA, but I’m feeling quite accomplished at this moment.
As such, I want to share a snippet of the address I will be delivering at commencement; it seems quite fitting at this moment.
I want to invite you to take a moment to reflect not only upon your accomplishments, but on the passion that fueled you as you reached them. Reflect upon the goal that you started out with, the somewhat-hazy and impossible dream that inspired you to begin your studies here. That passion, and that dream, is what will keep you going as you create a legacy not only for yourself, but for Carolina, for SILS, and for the people who came here to watch you graduate today.