4 year (Blog) Anniversary, already?

IMG_60914 years ago…

It’s crazy to think that it’s my blog’s 4th anniversary today and about how much I’ve done in the past 4 years.

4 years ago I was a Senior majoring in English/mass communications and a certificate in Publishing at Minnesota State University of Moorhead. I was flying to Australia to spend a semester studying abroad. Actually at this very moment, 4 years ago – I had already been in Australia for about a week or a little under.

It’s crazy because, if you told me to look ahead – I’d probably not have imagined it all.

Here are some pics from the past 4 years.

Me in Brisbane
Me in Brisbane
Brisbane
Brisbane
At my desk at uni (university)
At my desk at uni (university)
My lovely friend Sonja from Germany and I! :)
My lovely friend Sonja from Germany and I! :)

At the beach - Gold Coast Australia
At the beach – Gold Coast Australia. I love the beach!
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Another good German friend, Alex.
Other friends!
Other friends!
Sonja and I again! :)
Sonja and I again! :)

 

The Great Barrier Reef!
The Great Barrier Reef!
Johan asked me to go to Budrim Falls with him and some friends. We weren't dating yet. Just friends.
Johan asked me to go to Buderim Falls with him and some friends. We weren’t dating yet. Just friends.
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Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo!
A hip hop crew I got involved in at the church I went to on the Sunshine Coast! :)
A hip hop crew I got involved in at the church I went to on the Sunshine Coast! :)
The Hip Hop Crew! :)
The Hip Hop Crew! :)
Johan took me to a beach to paint for our first "un-official date" I was oblivious! haha...
Johan took me to a beach to paint for our first “un-official date” I was oblivious! haha…
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We started dating this week. :)

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Dyed my hair for the first time EVER - Probably the last...
Dyed my hair for the first time EVER – Probably the last…
Made lovely Aussie Friends
Made lovely Aussie Friends

 

Aussie friends at my farewell party.
Aussie friends at my farewell party.
Went back home to finish my last semester of college.
Went back home to finish my last semester of college. I graduated! Yay!
Many Skype sessions!
Many Skype sessions!
My sister Graduated from High School!
My sister Graduated from High School!
My sister and I took a trip to Tennessee. I went to a writer's conference with Ted Dekker!
My sister and I took a trip to Tennessee. I went to a writer’s conference with Ted Dekker!

After Johan visited, I went to Australia for 2012, to live abroad – but via… Singapore.

I flew over the world and then...
I flew over the world and then…
Where I met up with Johan... :)
met up with Johan, who was coming back from South Africa from visiting his family for Christmas!
We had interesting food while there...
We had interesting food while there…
...and a strange dessert.
…and a strange dessert.
My 24th Birthday = My Golden Birthday! :D
My 24th Birthday = My Golden Birthday! :D
Awesome times! :D
Awesome times! :D

I started and finished my book The Mason of Hearts.

My sister came to visit us. :)
My sister came to visit us. We took a trip to Sydney!
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Johan and I near the Sydney Opera House!
We goofed around at Bondi Beach! :D
We goofed around at Bondi Beach! :D
Fun games with friends!
Fun games with friends!
More games with friends and Cassidy!
More games with friends and Cassidy!
On the Brissie River.
On the Brissie River.
Yummy South African dessert that I fell in love with!
Yummy South African dessert that I fell in love with!
Sadly, Cassidy had to go home to go back to school.
Sadly, Cassidy had to go home to go back to school.
Johan's brother got married. His brother and his sister-in-law came to Australia for a visit.
Johan’s brother got married. His brother and his sister-in-law came to Australia for a visit.
Lovely crazy Aussie Friends!
Lovely crazy Aussie Friends!
Had a lovely trip to Perth, Western Australia with Johan and his Mom. We helped his parents move there. :)
Had a lovely trip to Perth, Western Australia with Johan and his Mom. We helped his parents move there. :)
I had a great year abroad, but soon I had to go home.
I had a great year abroad, but soon I had to go home.
Johan came for a visit the next summer! :)
Johan came for a visit the next summer! :)
He got to ride a horse for the first time in Wyoming at my Uncle's house.
He got to ride a horse for the first time in Wyoming at my Uncle’s house.
In December 2014, Johan and I went on a trip to NYC and Washington D.C. :)
In December 2014, Johan and I went on a trip to NYC and Washington D.C. :)
Lost 16 lbs since January!!! :) 2014 is the year to get fit!
Lost 16 lbs since January!!! :) 2014 is the year to get fit!
Ran my first 5k!!!
Ran my first 5k!!!
As you all know, Johan surprised me a few weeks ago by coming for a surprise visit.
As you all know, Johan surprised me a few weeks ago by coming for a surprise visit.
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…and proposed! <3

Read my fairytale story here!!

Love him! :)
Love him! :)
Got to spend a lot of awesome time together - but as always wish it were more. :)
Got to spend a lot of awesome time together – but as always wish it were more. :)

So, in a nutshell – that was 4 years! How CRAZY… But, I hope you enjoyed the pictures.

To a great future filled with amazing adventures to come!

About Devin Berglund

Writer. Dreamer. Wanderer. Enjoyer of Life. She loves crafting stories that change lives. Her first book "The Mason of Hearts" was recently finished. It's the first in a Fantasy Adventure trilogy. She is also working toward agent representation.

4 thoughts on “4 year (Blog) Anniversary, already?

  1. Oh my goodness! I looked through all the pictures, and it looks like you had a blast. What took you to Australia in the first place? Was it University? I’m so interested to know about all your travels. Thanks for sharing with us!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the pictures, Katie! I did have a blast. It’s been a full on, but exciting 4-years.

      Yup, I studied abroad on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Totally enjoyed it. I was there for a semester and a summer. Thanks for reading (looking) and commenting. Have a great week!

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