Out of curiosity, I have some questions that I hope you may take the time to answer To those who hope to or are planning to ordain:
What is currently holding you back from ordaining?
How long have you been practicing Buddhism?
How old are you (not really relevant, just curious)?
Do you have a particular place you would like to ordain? If so, where, and why there?
When do you hope to ordain?To those who are already ordained:
How old were you when you ordained?
Did anything besides escaping Samsara motivate you to become a bhikkhu(ni)?
How long have you been ordained/how many rains how you done?
In what ways do you feel your practice has benefited as a monastic compared to when you were a layperson?
Conversely, are there aspects about monasticism that you find detrimental to your practice?
*note: changed "beyond" to "besides". Thanavuddho made a good point, that the ultimate aim
is release from Samsara, so there's nothing beyond that. "Besides" makes more sense.