People often ask me how I got into this line of work. And honestly, the answer is pretty simple – I stumbled into it! But let me tell you the story of how I became a notary, and why I’m glad I did.
It all started when I was working in an admin position for a local driving school. One day, one of our instructors told me about his appointment with a mobile notary and his conversation with the notary about the job. The instructor suggested this might be a good fit for me with my skillset, so even though I wasn’t looking for a new line of work I decided to submit the application to become a notary as it seemed fairly simple.
While I was waiting for my commission to be approved by the State there were some changes at the driving school and I took over the position of general manager. With the increased workload and responsibilities, I didn’t pursue notary work when I received my commission.
In the next couple of years, I moved on from the driving school to a different employer and began to think about doing notary loan signing work as a secondary source of income. I loved the idea of being a notary – someone who could witness and certify important legal documents. It felt like an honor and a responsibility all at the same time. So, I started studying and preparing to take the exam to become a loan signing agent.
After I received that certification I started getting offers of work and I was happy to offer services during evenings and weekends. During COVID, I was furloughed by my employer and decided to try working my notary business full-time and never looked back.
Now, fast forward a few years, and I can’t imagine doing anything else. Being a notary has allowed me to meet so many interesting people and be a part of important moments in their lives. I’ve notarized everything from wills to power of attorney documents to real estate loan documents.
But it’s not just about the documents – it’s about the people. Every person who comes to me for a notarization has a story, and I love hearing them. I’ve laughed with clients, sympathized with clients during difficult circumstances, and even celebrated with clients as they emabrk on new life chapters. Being a notary is so much more than just stamping a piece of paper – it’s about building relationships and being a part of people’s lives.
So, that’s my story of how I became a notary. And while it may have been a bit of a fluke, I’m so glad that I stumbled into this line of work. It’s been an incredible journey, and I can’t wait to see where it takes me next.