Columbus Day: The Perfect Day Off

What Columbus Day Means to Me

The original meaning behind Columbus Day was to celebrate the European discovery of the Americas. Like many things, this has become divisive and offensive to certain people, especially Native Americans, whose lives and communities that have been impacted ever since. Today, I think other than the federal government, there are not many people celebrating Columbus Day, but as a defense contractor, it was one of my favorite holidays. How often do you get a day off for just you? A day where you don’t have to do or be anything except the things you want to do? Do you ever feel like you would love to go where you want to eat or do what you want to do for fun? 

My Perfect Day

Honestly, I prefer to be with my wife and family. But for one day a year, it has been awesome to be able to drop my kids at school and then get on with a day that I enjoy. Sidecar donuts for breakfast, on to the beach, as typically the weather and water are mild to warm, and often the waves are decent. After the beach, the next thing on my list is a great taco shop for a carne asada burrito and maybe some ice cream at Handel’s. At some point, it is back to real life, grabbing the kids from school, getting dinner ready, and back to family life. Typically that day is very refreshing as it is all about me and what I like to do. I do like other holidays, Christmas, Easter, Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day for remembering important people, and Labor Day for picnics and barbeques with family and friends. But Columbus Day tends to be about me, and if it’s the only day a year, it’s great to make the most of it. 

Schedule Your Own “Me Days”  

I think it’s so important to schedule days like today because everyone deserves time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s good to make sure you have some time to pursue your passions and get away from the day-to-day. On the seventh day, even God rested. So take the time to do some things that you like to do. Start with one work day a year. If you could plan your one perfect day, what would you do? 

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