Well, it's official. I'm a member of SAG-AFTRA. My bank account cried a little bit, but all in all it feels like an awesome step!
I didn't want to join prematurely, or join just because I was eligible. So this works perfectly. I totally had an itch at the beginning of this year that I was going to have to join the Union very soon, and then I got the letter telling me I needed to pay up if I was going to accept another union job.
So, happy birthday to me!