New Year’s Resolution So Whats

Get out of here with your stiff and sticky rules!


So what if you never completed your resolution in 2016? Year, bye.

So what if you don’t feel making one for 2017? Life, hi.

It’s time for New Year So Whats.


So what if you’d rather find weight than lose it?

So what if there’s a gym in your building but you don’t wanna use it?

So what if you can’t deal with any gym?


So what if, even though you’ve never gone before, you plan to be the first one in?

So what if, after 20 minutes, you’re like, “never mind, I’d rather be eating“?

So what if you want to save money, but because of holiday bills you can’t start until March?


So what if you swore you’d stop impulse shopping and yet, there it is: an accidental purchase?

So what if you want to eat food without having to consider a great meal part of your cheat day?

So what if you cheated on your roommate — you swore to start a TV series together, but you watched it all over break?

So what if you’re single? Had no NYE make-out? Have no prospectives in your future?

So what!


So what if, rather than pledging to drink less, you’ve signed up for a wine-of-the-month club?

So what if, rather than becoming a morning person, you’d prefer for your sleeping habits to rival that of a bear cub’s?

(Technically cubs don’t hibernate like adults but so what! It’s about the cozy visual.)


So what if you want to keep biting your nails?

So what if you don’t feel like updating anything?

So what if you’ve thought about all of the resolutions you could make, all the self-improvements that could take place, and then you decided, “No thanks”?

“I’m good,” was your reasoning.


You are good! No one’s better at you than you.

And if that’s considered bragging, say it with me: capital S, capital O, capital W, H, A, T.

So WHAT, and here, here 2017!


This isn’t a resolution, but you might be interested in getting into Pretty Winter. Here’s another So What: So what if you hate the idea of traveling alone?

Illustrations by Maria Jia Ling Pitt; follow her on Instagram @heysuperstar.

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  • Andrea (lol)
    slash, so with you. I definitely want to stop procrastinating as much/stop descending into the black hole of the internet, but just in general, not because “new year, new me”? meh, that’s a lot of pressure.

    • courtforce

      lol YES

  • tmm16

    So what if you have no idea what you’re doing or want to do 99.99% of the time! is my addition. These visuals are also amazing. Great job Amelia and Maria 🙂

  • Samantha Lee

    Haha, love the “So what” posts. Even though I’m a big resolution maker, I totally feel how the pressure of the new year can be too much. Maybe we should start in like, March?

  • starryhye

    Every time I read the words “so what” I heard them in Fred Armisen’s Joy Behar voice. 😀

  • Loooove this! It’s what’s always going through my head when people discuss their resolutions with me

    Freya |

  • Kissed the alcohol detox 24 hours after landing from an 11 hour booze-filled flight. I work in an industry and city that offers you champagne at 11am on a Tuesday for a press day like it’s water, plus fashion month is a mere few weeks away, so yeah … in moderation is my motto for 2017. LOL

  • Molly D

    Thank you