business legalities & rice fields
A strange combination, I know, but they are the two things on my mind at the moment.
Everything went very smoothly last week. I am officially engaged in pre-NEIS training (Certificate 4 in Small Business Management) and in the process of working through my first assignment. The first topic that I'm working through is 'Business & Legal Requirements'...so my mind is reeling with need-to-know facts. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to be doing this because already there is so much that I hadn't considered before. What business structure will I choose? What licences or permits will I need (and there are some!)? What tax implications are there? So many things to think about! All good knowledge to be building though...and all worth the contemplation now for smooth sailing in the future.
Last Wednesday I also had my interview to be eligible as a stallholder at the Kingston Bus Depot Markets (a wonderful market that we have in Canberra each Sunday). The interview/appointment went brilliantly and I'm very excited about having a regular stall there come May (when I've had a chance to complete my studies and build some stock). Exciting times!
As for rice fields...well, Japan has been on my mind a lot again recently. I was thinking about the rice field that was in front of my home in Kyoto and how drastically it changed with the seasons. That rice field symbolizes the passage of time for me whilst I was in Japan...I arrived at harvest time and left at harvest time a year later. I saw the rice field move through autumn, winter, spring and into summer. It was beautiful.