In the 1986 John Hughes classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the titular character famously remarks, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Essentially, life is short: we’ve all heard this phrase thousands of times in different iterations. And though its usage is pervasive, it still often falls on deaf ears. As human beings, we still tend to put things off, to wait until a more convenient time to indulge in our passions. As we’re all inside, attempting to navigate through these uncertain and unprecedented circumstances, a creative infusion can go a long way. We’d like to urge you now, this very moment, to indulge yourself—to try something creative you’ve always wanted to try, whatever that may be. Nestled into the vibrant Seaport neighborhood, here at NEMA Boston, there’s no better place than home to get your creative juices flowing!

Perhaps you’ve always thought you were a decent writer, but you’ve never actually sat down and completed something. Sit down and try it. Sure, there’s a chance it won’t live up to your expectations, but there’s also a chance you’ll write the next great novel or start a movement with your blog. You’ll never know unless you try.

Maybe you've always wanted to paint. Well, order some supplies to your Seaport Boston apartment and get in there. Want to knit? Buy some needles and yarn and get to work. Whatever it is, use this time to dive in. Creative expression is one of the most cathartic enterprises we can partake in as human beings. Not only does it exercise our minds and often our bodies, but it helps relieve stress and settles the mind. Stress levels are particularly high right now, and introducing some art-making into your life will provide a useful outlet.

With all of the creative possibilities, staying at home, at NEMA Boston certainly has its perks.