My name is Kari Sims. I live in Indianapolis, Indiana, I am 42 years old and I currently care for my Grandma (82), My mom (62), my step-dad (67), and my husband(29). I just recently moved back in with all of them. I found out that three of them have a lot of problems and on a lot of different medications. Before I started staying with them again, my mom would always ask me what kind of pill she was taking and what it was for. I would always look them up on my phone for her. Well 2 years ago in 2020, I made the biggest mistake of my life and tried the worst drug ever (methamphetamine) and my step sons were taken from me. I promised them I would turn my life around. So in August 2020 I started going back to school to get my high school diploma. In February of 2022 I was asked if I wanted to become a certified pharmacy technician. Of course I said yes. I want to learn more about medications to help my family know more about what they were taken and what not to mix. I started classes with KLR Pharmacy Technician Training School on 2/21/2022 -4/22/2022 and I didn't pass the first class but started it again on 5/2/2022 till 6/24/2022. On 6/24/2022 I took my nationals at 9am and I was so happy that I had passed them. Mrs. Katie was my teacher and the best one I have ever had. The first thing we did was sign up for all media sites, then she had us set up for NHA. The next step was to make 9 sets of flash cards and snap pictures of them and turn them in. On the first day I would log in and have a virtual class. The first 15 minutes I would write down names of prescriptions and then have a little bit of questions to answer and go over in class. At the end of class she would assign homework and a time for it to be turned in by. The hardest part was after midterms I had a lot of notes to take. My experience with Mrs. Katie was that if she didn't think you were trying and that you needed a little push she would be there to give you that little push and keep you on the right track. I learned that the more notes I took the more I learned. I will Mainly use my certification to help my family and also would like to use it for becoming a caregiver and/or registered nurse. My goal is to finish high-school by June of 2023 and altogether be certified in as many things as I can that is about health care so I can care for my family. Than I would like to get certified in anything that can help me care for my pets as well.