Who Is Sonja Anderson?
As A Child I Began Organizing Tasks Around The House For Extra Money
One of my first childhood hobbies was photography. I quickly developed a passion for taking pictures. Within a couple of years, I began doing organizing tasks around the house for extra money. I organized the basement, kitchen cupboards, drawers, and bookshelves. I always took pride in keeping my bedroom neat and tidy. At the age of 10, I was in charge of organizing everything in my room and areas of the house.
In my twenties, I studied accounting and business in college. I received an associates degree with a major in accounting. After working in that field for 20 years, I decided to follow my childhood passion for photography and opened a fine art photography business. The business was unsustainable and closed after a few years.
Something I Really Enjoy
I was an aviation storekeeper in the naval reserves for four years. In civilian terms, that is the equivalent of a store manager.
Friends told me years later, “You’re so organized, you should think about doing it professionally.” That gave me the idea. After giving that some thought, I decided it would be great to own a business again doing something I really enjoy. That’s when I opened Rainy Day Organizer.
I became a member of NAPO (National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals). I earned a certificate in residential organizing and a certificate in life transitions from NAPO University. I am serving as the secretary of Seattle NAPO during 2019-2020.
I’m a certified photo organizer with The Photo Managers (formerly APPO – Association of Personal Photo Organizers).
In my spare time, I enjoy baking, knitting, painting, reading and ongoing volunteer work at my local church in their mental health & wellness ministry..
Certified Woman Business
Rainy Day Organizer is a certified woman business enterprise and veteran owned.