Five months it has been.
Twenty Sunday Roasts.
A series of X Factor.
As long as 7 series of I'm A Celebrity
It's one fifteenth of the Second World War and we all know that harped on far too long.
It's 5 periods where rubs, chocolate and watching Mean Girls on repeat is required.
It's 6,720 viewings of Mean Girls.
It's 647,864 repeats of Gretchen saying, 'Fetch'.
Why am I obsessed with Mean Girls?
It's less than 6 months.
In less than 6 months, we have decided to live together.
My point is, lots and a little can be achieved in 5 months.
In our 5 months, we've been on 3 trips, met the families, dropped the L-Bomb, confused each other, cared for each other, planned our futures, cooked for each other (badly - I burnt the burger buns), watched an inordinate amount of Netflix and spent a lot of great time together.
But some might think - isn't 5 months just too soon to move in together?
I know it's no-one's business but people could be concerned for others when they don't want them to be foolish but cautious instead. Especially when that someone has been hurt before.
But here is the crux.
I've waited 5 years to move in with someone to find they were going to get an Arsenal tattoo across their back and believed in Most Haunted before I could get out.
I've waited 2 years to move in with someone who cheated on me twice and broke down who I was as a person.
So is time really the issue? Without sounding too much like Carrie Bradshaw reading aloud her wanky thoughts - Is too much time or too little really the issue when moving relationships on?
For me, I have nothing to lose. Do I see myself driving Ben crazy for the next 50 plus years by being forever on Twitter or forever obsessed with Pinterest? Yes. But if things were to go monumentally tits up in 5 months, 5 years or 50, I have a great perspective.
You see, I've experienced the worse loss and heartbreak any person can be expected to experience. And both times I've come out stronger, happier and loving myself just that bit more. So if time really was to be an issue, and we really have been fools that have rushed in - i'll come away stronger, happier and more loving of myself.
So isn't it worth the risk, this time?
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Ben was so chuffed with his Melrose style that I've got myself out of having to get him loads of extra pressies which means EXTRA ASOS SPLURGES FOR ME.
Just don't tell him.
Although he'll be reading this.
HAPPY 5 MONTHS WITH ME.