The Role of Pharmacy in Health Care

https://sites.google.com/lcps.org/pharmresearch/original-role-of-pharmacists

I used google sites to present my information to a new audience. In my original paper, the focus was more directed to the field and the people who has some sort of relation to that field. However, my google site was focused more on the future pharmacists that will take the roles pharmacy has adopted over the years. I chose to do this because I noticed that I talked a lot about how education and work performance changed over the years as the roles had changed in my original paper. Therefore, I sent my google sites to an instructor who teaches my intended audience.

I liked this media because it was the easiest to use when trying to communicate information to an audience. It is simple to use. It is also easy to navigate through the site. I also liked how because of its simplicity, the audience could look through it as they pleased. I had to choose once whether I should create a lot of pages, or just a few, and I chose to do a few to create a site that was easy to use. There were no complications when I tried to make this site, so overall, I was pleased with this choice.

I tried to create a site that would be look simple and appealing to my audience. To do this, I tried to keep medical terminology and jargon out of my information. Instead, I used informal language with pictures to help explain the topics. I also simplified my information instead of copying and pasting my information to the site.

Halloween Day

Today is the day when young kids dress up as their favorite superhero, actor, or character.  The day when people walk house-to-house to ask for treats (mainly candy).  The day you see carved pumpkins sitting out on the porch.  The day when everyone walks through the cold, chilly night together with friends and family.  The day the whole neighborhood actually sees each other for once.  Yes, today is Halloween; but, not the kind of Halloween you are thinking about.  Today’s Halloween is a gloomy, dull one due to the rain that has darkened the day.  I love rain, but I hate the gloominess of rainy days.  I feel like I have nothing productive or nice to do except sleep or eat.  I hope the rain goes away soon so that I can enjoy the rest of my night.

Today at the Academies of Loudoun, we talked about safety tips for Halloween in my Pharmacy Technology class.  As we were discussing the lesson, I looked out the window and saw that it was still raining.  Sadly, it seems like it is going to be a boring Halloween this year.  I really hope it stops soon so that there can still be a Halloween parade and the event of seeing children run from house-to-house to get candy.  I honestly do not even think I have enough candy to give out either so I might need to go to the store to get some more.  I hope everyone has a good one.  Happy Halloween!!

Quarter 1 Reflection

Dear Diary,

The first quarter of this school year has been really rough.  I had a rough time trying to manage my homeschool work with my Academies of Loudoun work as well as helping around the house with our two at-home businesses.  On top of that, I had to find time to complete my college applications as well.  Honestly, it has been a really stressful quarter for me as well as my fellow seniors.  I am so glad that the quarter is about to end because I am so done with the stress I had to go through for the last couple of weeks.  Academically, this quarter was definitely a challenge.  Before the school year, I had to change two of my four classes because they did not have availability for me since I go to Academies one day and Heritage the other day.  Because of that, I had to take different classes that I did not want to take.  It has been hard adjusting to the new classes; therefore, my grades were not as good as I wanted them to be. It makes me sad, but I also have to take into account that this is my last year of high school. In life, I will not always get what I want; therefore, I need to learn to overcome these obstacles, and the first thing I need to do is have a better mindset.  For the next quarter, I want to have a positive mindset and learn to deal with stress better than I did this quarter.  I hope I do well next quarter!

Sincerely,

Simran

Hershey Kisses v. Starbursts

A Hershey Kiss and a Starburst both give a sense of appreciation.  Both make your mouth water as you smell the sweetness of each candy’s flavor.  One has a sweet, rich taste in chocolate, while the other has the sweet, sour tastes of the different kinds of fruit.  I imagine eating Starbursts as a refresher in the summer when it is really hot out; however, I imagine eating a Hershey Kiss in the winter when it is cold out, and I want to feel a sense of warmth and joy around Christmas.  The peppermint and chocolate mix of the Hershey Kiss reminds me of the sweet times around Christmas, and it makes me want to appreciate the gatherings and joy that comes with winter. However, a Starburst reminds me of the good times in the summer when we spend most of our time outside, fooling around.  It also makes me want to appreciate the times of the relaxing heat that comes with Summer. When unwrapping both candies, it reminds me of unwrapping a present that I may get during a family gathering or Christmas party.  Man, those are the good times when we are off from school, and we are spending time with ourselves as well as our family and friends.  Most of the time, people are off during both breaks, so there are many memories to make during these times with the people we love.  I enjoy both candies, but I like Hershey Kisses more because I love chocolate more than any other kind of candy.

Transition

I woke up this morning to the sound of the rain pounding on the roof of my house. I looked out to see a cloudy, gray sky, and everything looked gloomy. I could see the water dripping down to the ground from the ends of the leaves. The trees looked a little different today, but I could not tell what was different about them. I walked away from my window to get ready for school. As I drove to Heritage, I noticed that all of the trees were beginning to look different. Sitting at a red light, I took a closer look at the trees, and I noticed that the leaves were changing color. I got happy knowing that fall was approaching faster than I thought it was. Looking at the trees reminded me of my visit to the Potomac River last year. I remember how my siblings, and I were walking down the trail to the river. They would be in front of me and I would be way in the back because I would stop every 30 seconds to take a picture of the colorful trees. They were so pretty, and at the time, I thought to myself how happy I was to be there to see the beautiful transition from summer to fall. When I got to school, I went through my pictures that I took at the Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park (the Potomac River trail). One of the pictures that I took of the trees reminded me of the color change I saw today on my way to school. It reminded me of how us students went through a similar transition this past month as we entered a new school year, which is our last one before college. Like the sky, I also became sad at the thought of entering our last high school year before college. The bell rang for class, so I took one last look at the pictures before telling myself that I would go back this weekend or upcoming month to see the color change and transition of the trees like I will watch all of my peers graduate and start a new chapter of their lives this upcoming June at the graduation ceremony.

High School Artifact

High School has been one of the most valuable experiences I have ever had. There were many ups and downs, but for the most part, it was a great experience. It is crazy to think about how much knowledge and experience I have gained from the past four years. One thing that has really stuck out to me is how I dealt with stress throughout the past two years. Two years ago, I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field and to help myself out, I would enroll into one of the medical programs at the Academies of Loudoun. I got to enroll into the Pharmacy Technology program, and I was so excited. I went into that program knowing that school was going to be a little harder than I had originally thought since I would have four core classes on one day, and the other day would entirely be at the Academies. However, I realized throughout the weeks how hard it became to manage my homework/assignments, my extracurriculars, and work whether it was helping my mom or dad with our two at-home businesses, or just doing things around the house. As I look back, I remember how I used to take pictures of anything whether it was the sunset or anything that was appealing to me. When I was told to bring in a high school artifact a couple of weeks ago, I chose to bring in a picture that I had actually taken the night before. I brought in a picture of the sunset. I believe that this artifact represents an interest of mine as well as who I am as a person. The picture represents my high school self in a way because I admire sunsets and see them as something to always appreciate whenever possible. This represents my time during high school because as school was very stressful for the past two years, I always tried to calm myself down and give myself a break by watching the sunset. It is such a valuable thing because it always worked for me anytime I was stressed, and it represented an interest of mine – photography. Throughout high school, I grew a passion in photography so as I was stressed, I knew that the best way to take a break from everything happening at the time was to go out and look at the sunset, which is what I did the evening before.

Organic Object Blog

Crookneck squash… you are very unique when it comes to taste. Alone, raw, you do not have much of a flavor – you almost taste like nothing. You do not seem to please me with this because how could you be unique, but not have a taste? Well… after a while of pondering about you and your puzzling features, I think of you as air. One can feel it when it is windy, one can smell the sweet aromas it transfers throughout the world, one can hear it when it makes the leaves tremble, however, it is transparent to the cameras of one’s life.

Like air, one is not able to use all of the senses one possesses to understand the mystery behind objects like you. Like many things, one is not always given an easy path to take to make decisions or to unreveal the many mysteries one ponders about each and everyday. Like how you in one’s mind is intended to fulfill one’s desire of hunger, life does not always allow things to happen the way one intends for them to happen.

Nevertheless, you definitely enhance the flavor of a dish when you are added, making you discrete from others. You are complex. Your features have to be withdrawn in order for one to understand you, and for one to be presented with an opportunity to appreciate you. Therefore, you are great because what you have to offer is beneficial to another. Like air, you are mysterious, but what you have to offer is of one’s need.