I finally joined the National Association of Professional Organizers! (Don’t go to dot-com or dot-org unless you want the Nat’l Assns of Police Organizations or Pizzeria Operators.) Unfortunately, I can’t be an “active” member, because I don’t have any proof that I’ve been professionally organizing for over a year. I’ve just been lumping my organizing income in with all my other income. No longer! I’m going to get a Business Certificate and file a separate Schedule C. But anyway, I’ll have to be a provisional member for a year. It’s not a big deal; it mostly means NAPO won’t refer clients to me, but I think I’m getting enough clients on my own anyhow. I’m looking forward to taking their intro class. It’ll either be immensely educational, or will validate my current abilities. Maybe some of both. I wonder if I can put their logo on my website if I’m only a provisional member… I’ll have to look into that.