By Daniel Docherty
I am enamoured with the *pulchritudinious art form that is singing and I am an avid writer in my spare time. Singing is my main passion. I aspire to one day be a professional singer. My prefered genre of singing is classical/opera and swing.
I take immense influence from some of the greats such Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. I have profound respect for these highly prestigeous artists and idolize them. I am currently studying psychology with arts in Waterford Institute of Technology. I am majoring in psychology and taking both Sociology and English as my minors. I feel that this has improved my writing abilities and has certainly allowed me to articulate my command of the English lexicon to its optimum potential. I also recently joined the W.I.T Musical Society. This has presented me with another avenue to express myself musically and helps me exhibit my talent to a wider audience. I am extremely grateful for all the opportunities that have come my way and strive to take full advantage of them to become successful in my various areas of expertise.
*Editor’s note: pulchritudinious means breathtaking, heartbreaking beauty. I had to look it up.
My name is Daniel Docherty. I am 18 years old and reside in Kilkenny, Ireland. I am an aspiring singer and also go to the gym 3 times a week. I study psychology in Waterford Institute of Technology and have and interest in story writing and poetry. I have been singing for as long as I can remember. I was diagnosed with autism in March, 2014 at the age of fourteen. It was a moment of relief for me. I was diagnosed with ASD from the DSM V, but I was told that if I was diagnosed under the DSM 4 I would be diagnosed as having Aspergers syndrome.