A Day In The Life Of A Mobile Notary
Not everyone knows that I am a notary public. I have had a lot of inquiries about what I do. So, I have decided to share some facts about what a mobile notary public is and some of the things I encounter in my day to day life.
After I left my corporate job in the mortgage industry, I began a career as a mobile notary public and so far it has been an interesting and rewarding ride! I do get a lot of questions about my job, so I thought I would write about my job in today's blog.
1. Meeting New People. Every day when I step out the door and “put my mobile notary hat on,” I get to engage with new people. I learn more about the world from all of the short conversations that I have with them. I learn new insights that I can share witth other new notaries as well (I find it an honor to mentor new notaries just starting out.) I am often treated to the quirky stories about the going ons in their lives, (their pets usually love me!) And, from time to time my customers will share with me the bounty from their fruit and vegetable gardens. This is the fun side that not everyone sees or would expect out of a job as a traveling notary.
2. Lending a Helping Hand. One of the great things about being a mobile notary public is that I am able to provide a service to those who cannot or prefer not to go to the office themselves. As a mobile notary public I visit nursing homes, hospitals, residences, parks, coffee shops. I bring my notary services closer to those who need it and I feel rewarded every day.
3. I set my hours. One of the best things I like about this job is that it allows me to be in charge of my hours and my daily life. I adjust based on the schedule of clients but I am not stuck in an office or a desk job. While that is great for a lot of people, I really do enjoy the convenience of a flexible schedule which, has allowed me the freedom and joy to be involved in my family's lives, volunteering to important causes, spend time with friends, do YOGA and so much more!
4. I am more compassionate. Life has its ups and downs for sure, but it is important to stay compassionate! Being a mobile notary public allows me to become more compassionate and open to the needs of others above my own. It is amazing and it is certainly a great way allow me a glimpse in to what the rest of my community is going through and experiencing.
5. I adapt to the needs of my clients. With my years of experience I have learned to adapt to the changing needs of my clients. Sometimes I need to travel hours just to get some clients the documents that they need and explain the nature of the documents they are signing. As a notary public, I cannot offer legal advice but I am an expert in my job and I have an abundance of compassion and patience. I find that is all customers really need or want from me. A degree of confidence, knowledge of my job, patience, kindness, professionalism and a friendly attitude.
The past few years have been filled with a lot of experiences. I am always happy to help people when needed and, there is so much more about my life as a mobile notary public that I would love to share with my readers.