Inside the Hustle: Delivering Notarized Documents

My notary work from Friday is now complete. I took a bus to the Red Line. From the North Hollywood station Ubered to the attorney’s office in which I was suppose to drop off the paperwork. Almost got hit by a car crossing Ventura Blvd.

All for two minutes of work. And $80. $30 of actual notarization services and $50, of travel fees. But I’m pretty sure that was all eaten up. So, I broke even. It happens. Part of the cost of doing business.

But I offered exemplary service which I’m proud of. Texted the client this morning to confirm in was en route to the attorney’s office and made sure I had the right address. Then once undropped off the documents, I texted him a photo of the location and called him letting him know everything was delivered and completed.

My favorite part: CashApp-ing him.

New York, New York…

🎶 Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today/ I got to be a part of it/New York, New York…🎶

But just for a couple of days. Today is day two of my new job and they have flown me out for their retreat in New York. Holla, holla. By the time you have read this, I’ve been in the air for about two hours going on three. This my first time to New York. I’m way excited and way nervous at the same time. Nervous about the weather more than anything else because I’ve spent the past few days looking for winter coats. But we don’t have that sh*t in L.A. At least, not east coast winter coats, so this will be a very new experience in that sense.

But other than that, I am just jazzed about getting to travel for work so soon. Getting to travel to a place I’ve never been before and have wanted to go, so that’s marvelous altogether. But when I return, I’m excited that my new work will be extremely aligned with my personal values and I’ll be making more money doing something I actually care about.

Is it all about the money for me? Yes and no. That’s the best honest way I can answer that. Yes, because a hustlin’ girl has got to eat… and pay rent… and commute… and pay the T-Mobile bill… and pay down her student loan debt. Y’know, just “life” things. And at the same time, no, because I don’t want money to be my motivating factor to do and try and have new things even though money gives you power to change your life for the better.

You’ll still see me hustlin’, trust and believe.