What do you want to be when you grow up? Obviously, I grew up to be a roofing contractor in South San Francisco. But, when I was very little, I was pretty sure I would be either a cowboy or a firefighter. Later, as schooling taught me to look up to the sky, I was certain I would be an astronaut. Early in my teens, that passion moved to sports and I was entirely confident my skills would land me in the Majors. When we are young, the world is full of possibilities, and we believe we can do anything. As we are shaped into mature(ish) adults, the reality sets in that it is time to choose a path; one based on desire, ability, passion, and a cocktail of random circumstance and opportunities. How do you decide? That is where Career Day steps in. Career Day is an opportunity for educators to expose students to as many career opportunities as possible, with real people from the area visiting the school to tell everyone what they do, what it’s really like, and how to go about achieving it.