Sorry for the vague title. I have just posted a thread on dating and maturity, and I deem it more appropriate to separate this from my previous post.
I am a 22-year-old medical student who will presumably graduate after 2 years. I am always curious about new things and enjoy home visits more than sitting in Family Medicine outpatient clinics or standing in the operation theatre for hours observing surgeries. At the same time, I am also very fond of academic work. I do like Clinical Medicine (I’m not a scientist) and patient contact, but I am also very fond of Latin, Greek, Philosophy and Theology.
While only my spiritual director (a newly ordained secular priest) and close friends are able to offer the most appropriate advice, I would also like to learn about stories from others. Would an inquisitive personality not fit for the priesthood (parish priest in general, religious priest in particular) or religious life (setting aside monastic life)?
I don’t know - perhaps God doesn’t want me to become a priest or friar, but it is always good to know more about myself through this process of discernment.
Thank you very much.