I think all discerners need to read this. She explains why she dissolved into tears so many times.
Another reason why one is asked to make one’s own way in the world is to detach from family. If one has moved into their own apartment (and worked out their own budget), then leaving to enter a convent is not as hard. I always joke that one needs to know about budgets because of the distinct possibility of one becoming a superior somewhere down the road.