William is one of those inspiring / nauseating people for whom life seems effortless. This guy is good at... everything!
Social graces? Check!
Sense of Humour? Yes!
Good Looks? That picture doesn't lie (he IS the guy on the left)
Fashion Sense? Hmmm. Not so sure about that tie. I think I've found his weakness!! (hahaha)
Much like last week's S.O.W. (your reign is over Sara M!), William never seemed to be working particularly hard in my class. And yet, he always performed VERY well on every sort of assessment I threw his way. He was (and still is, I'm sure) a strong Math student.
William has a very understated presence. He's not the type to yell and scream to get attention. But when he does speak, what he has to say is often very funny. Or very intelligent. Or very insightful. He's a thoughtful guy. Sometimes he gets this grin on his face (similar to the one in the photo) when you're talking to him and you get this sense that he's not telling you the WHOLE story. Like he knows a little more than he wants to share.
So what has William been up to since graduating in 2012? And what's his longterm plan? In his own words:
"Since my last days at King George, I began to focus strongly on my career as a musician. I began touring heavily with my band, Childsplay. We have gone on 5 tours within Canada over the past 3 years. Playing shows as far away as Toronto, Ontario, And opening for Canadian punk legends such as 'D.O.A,', and 'Dayglow Abortions'. We have spent this last summer in the studio recording a new album to be released in the new year! We've also started a music education organization based around careers in the music industry as well as being a 21st century musician. I conduct a workshop and we put on a concert featuring all of the above for anyone that'll pay for it. (music academies, highschool music programs etc.)
Now, after [a trip to Australia in] 2015, I will begin a career in aviation as a helicopter pilot. Studying at BCIT or in the Canadian Navy in Comox BC to fly search and rescue (still undecided). You know those old Sea King helicopters which keep crashing into the ocean? I'd fly those. I don't mind getting a bit wet."
There's that understated sense of humour I was talking about!!
Love your plan William! Love how you are taking time to follow a passion (the music) and I love the way you live your life (adventure, travel, fitness, etc). I wish you all the best with all your many interests.
Hey, I've never actually been in a helicopter so maybe one day...? (I'm a really good swimmer)