I graduated from an university about an year ago, and now I am working for the same university that I used to study at.
While I was a student, I studied hard to maintain a high GPA; study kept me very busy so I had relatively a smaller amount of time to think about vocation…I wanted to be a nun since I was in high school but my parents and teachers kept insisting me that I should attend university, so I listened to them.
But now that I started working for the university, as a worker, the thought of becoming a nun re-surfaced. I worked for the university for about 7 months now, and I do enjoy the unique working atmosphere and my co-workers but something (don’t know what exactly it is) makes me wonder if I am meant to be a nun or religious sister.
I think I will have a spiritually fulfilling life by living as a nun, but one thing concerns me - I am taking some medications to control some mental-related issues. I am not seriously ill, like my doctor has been keep telling me that I am a very rare case and that he hasn’t seen a patient who is doing so well both academically, socially and in term of work. The mental issues I have is not preventing me from function well but I am taking a medication to prevent minor hearing hallucinations. I never see things and my mood never swings from one extreme to another, if I don’t take the medication I just get the impression that people around me is keep judging me or saying bad things about me…
Do you think I can become a nun or religious sister?