10 wise quotes to help you survive a long distance move

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Man sitting on a rock with his fist on his chin.Long distance moving is often an emotional and chaotic process, but sometimes a few wise words can bring us down from the ceiling in times of anxiety and change. Here, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite deep thoughts and helpful maxims for getting through a major relocation in one piece.

Moving demands a brave heart and a bold spirit. May these help you remember why you're moving in the first place.


It matters where you are. The space we choose dictates the richness of the life we have and the quality of the characters who bump up against us.

-DeDe Wilburn Church


To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving.

-Jerry Seinfeld


Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want something.

-Randy Pausch


Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.

-Unknown


If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.

-Seth Godin


I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.

-Joseph Priestley


Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful.

-Hazrat Inayat Khan


Any time there’s a major change, whether it’s going into a relationship, getting out of a relationship, moving to a new city, a death -- that usually provides a catalyst for an explosion of creativity.

-Lucinda Williams


Try to be a person on whom nothing is lost.

-Henry James


Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

-Helen Keller


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