I guess I'll start off with saying hello, how are you?
My name is Stephen, or Steve. I prefer Stephen, but am okay with being call by either.
I'm 36 years old. I have three children, two sons who are 16, and almost 14, and a daughter who is 12. They reside with me the majority of the time although I do share joint custody of them.
I am divorced, was legally married for 15 years, although we were separated for 9 of them.
I do have my own place, means of income, pay my bills in a timely manner, and try keeping my home relatively clean and organized.
I don't have any pets although I love dogs, and I'm highly allergic to cats. ( sorry to you kitty lovers)
I do a lot of volunteer work. I donate my time and musical talents to three different concert band groups and have weekly rehearsals and many, many gigs and concerts.
I've last a lot of weight over the last two years. To date as of 6/6/15 I'm down over 223 pounds. I lost some of it on my own and the rest with the help of having gastric by-pass surgery. I'm still looking to drop at least another 50-100 pounds.
I do pride myself on being upfront and honest to a fault. I have no problem answering any questions you might have. I do wear my heart on my sleeve and try to always treat everybody with respect, until they give me cause not to, and even then I still try to be decent.
I do not work as I'm on disability.(any questions as to why, send it in a private message) I get enough to pay my bills, but not a whole lot extra for fun stuff. Prior to having been ill, I ran my own business (for about 4 years), I was a contract delivery driver for a local courier company. After a two month hospital stay I was unable to resume working, although I tried for over a month to work, I just physically was unable to do the heavy lifting and all the walking thru the facilities that I delivered to.
I ended up losing my job, my company, my vehicle, and my home. My kids and I had to move in with my dad and step-mom which I hated, but was very thankful for. Eventually my kids ended up staying at their mothers place, while I bounced between my dad and my mom's homes. It was really rough for a long time. It took almost 3 years to be approved for disability. I now once again have my own place, vehicles, and such again, but still don't work. I can however do a lot more then I could three years ago and I'm still trying to get reestablished and learn something different to try and eventually get back, at the very least part-time into the workforce. update, as of 9-4-15,i am working again, part time of course, as a retail sales associate.
I do try to do stuff for my kids such as bowling or the dollar show once in a while. I have to budget for everything, and I'm pretty good at it. Just stinks sometimes. Luckily the St Louis area offers a lot of inexpensive and free things to do as well.
Anyways that's a pretty good start for now. i hope to hear from you soon.