3 years ago I was contacted by the US Census Bureau to become a field rep. I have been doing that since January 2016, and I'm very happy. I work out of my home, I'm sent my assignment to via secure laptop that I am to complete that month, interview people in their homes, and it is a part-time gig that pays hourly and mileage. I make my own hours and work when I want, as long as I get my work done. I absolutely love this job.
Along with that I gave up loan signings 2 years ago because I could see the downtrend in the fees and didn't like where things were going. I now do only General notary work and will do some trust work if the price is right. But as for loan signings I've been out for 2 years and I'm glad I made the move when I did.
I only hope everyone else gets as lucky as me to be able to have something to fall back on and have something available to them when the need comes up. Best of luck to all!