Congratulations for your decision to ordain.
What kind of loan is it? If the loan is holding you back, is it possible to pay off?
Thank you for your kind words. It is a standard bank loan I took out when I was a student, I have already paid about 20% of it off already. The loan is holding me back a little but at least it will give me more time to practice and stick to my decision. I only work part time so I am looking for a full time job. I am almost finished a 3 year home dharma course and I am keen to teach at a local group but I am really nervous. One of the reasons I am looking foward to/thinking about ordaining is it will enable me to do chartiable work without worrying about all the material stuff!! I am lucky in that I have a supportive family in fact my mum even suggested I become a monk lol, I was even surprised because my mum told me she thought about becoming a nun ( catholic ) many years ago.
It's tough, since it's a student load there is no equity.
Would you be staying in Scotland or moving somewhere else when you become ordained? If you are moving somewhere else and they speak a different language, you'll have plenty of time to learn that language.
It's great that your family is so supportive.