Dear Size 6,

It’s hard to tell you this, but it’s time we part ways. I’m both relieved and ready to finally let you go. I’m sure you saw this coming, didn’t you? It’s just…

Things change. People change. I’ve changed.

I’ve grown through the years, and well, you haven’t. Oh, we had our fun together, didn’t we? You and I fit perfectly. I felt spunky and full of life when I was with you, doing all the things we did and feeling like we were meant to be. Oh, the memories of our glory days…

We were so good together. We really were.

But then things started to get tense, uncomfortable, suffocating at times. I tried to make it work—oh how I did! Sometimes, it got ugly between us. You seemed stuck in your size 6 ways, and no matter how much I tried to stretch you, encourage you to change with me, grow alongside me, you just wouldn’t budge! It became too painful, frustrating, and too confining for me. For us both, really.

It was wrong of me to hold on to you for so long, when we grew so far apart. I’m sorry I neglected you, even ignored you the past few years. Keeping a safe distance from you helped me to have peace in knowing it’s okay to grow and change, despite your unwillingness to do so. I got tired of fighting, because you always won the battle. You can be so stubborn sometimes. Rigid too.

So, I’ve moved on. I had to. I found another size that immediately accepted me, empowered me, inspired me to be the woman I am now. I don’t feel pressured or limited with this new size like I did with you. There’s no need to try to be someone I’m not. I actually feel liberated! Even a little bit sexy.

It’s quite wonderful, really.

Sure, I miss our time together and sometimes I even miss the old me.

But that’s how life is. We move forward and find new ways to appreciate who we are now, while reflecting on who we once were at times, too.

I know you are quite content being size 6, and you don’t feel the need to change. And that’s okay. I’m sure you’ll find someone else who will be a perfect fit for you.

This will be the best for both of us.

I am happier now and I’m sure you will be too.

Goodbye, size 6.


(If necessary, repeat this letter to size 8.)

(If necessary, repeat this letter to size 10.)



Christine Carter

Christine Carter writes at, where she hopes to encourage mothers everywhere through her humor, inspiration, and faith. Her work is published on several various online publications and she is the author of "Help and Hope While You're Healing: A woman's guide toward wellness while recovering from injury, surgery, or illness." and “Follow Jesus: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Navigating the Online World.” Both books sold on Amazon.