Two Experiences that Changed My Life (As a Millennial Nurse Who’s Burnt Out)

Sometimes, creating options for yourself is the best thing you can do

Jerine Nicole



2020 was a defining moment in my nursing career.

It was the year I decided I would no longer be a nurse forever. I remember working a 12-hour day shift and thinking to myself, “is this it? After I get a job and buy a house, I’m supposed to work like this forever?”

I don’t know what came over me that day. Maybe it was the pandemic, or maybe it’s the fact that I was no longer learning at work.

But it was also the day that I started to look for options to get out.

Two years later, I’m in a very different situation right now. I no longer feel burnout. I’ve gotten the confidence to design a lifestyle that balances my love for nursing and creativity.

Here are two experiences that catapulted me here today.

Putting myself out there

I remember spending $997 on a course that almost promised me I’d make $10K/month if I followed her strategies as a business coach.

Spoiler alert: I still don’t make $10K/month from that initial course and I still feel like I was scammed.

But it was an experience I needed to have because someone in that course introduced me to this platform. Like with many other writers, this was a love at first sight. This platform made me want to write, share my stories, and to keep improving my writing skill.

Two years later, here are some results:

  • newsletter with 350 subscribers
  • YouTube with about 540 subscribers
  • launched a couple of digital products
  • $10,000 from freelance writing
  • part-time writing job

In short, writing online changed my life for the better because now, I have options.

I have the option to become a full-time content creator or a freelance writer if I no longer want to be in nursing.

If you’re burnout in your job, you don’t have to be writing online if that isn’t your thing. You can start a…



Jerine Nicole

Part-time nurse, part-time writer. I write stories about how I explore life to inspire others. Insights on intentional living: