Since you're serious, I'd suggest living at a monastery for a period of time on 8 precepts and see what that's like. Most western monasteries will have you do that before you can even ordain with 10 precepts.
Being a monk and getting enlightened is certainly an ideal for many serious practitioners, but we may just not be ready for that step. What's there to gain from being in the robes? It can be a cause of intense suffering if we aren't ready/suited for it. Maybe you're familiar with an argument that if you can die for your country at 18, why shouldn't you be able to drink alcohol? Well, maybe they should increase the age requirement for joining the military? I've never heard that one before, but it's probably the more sensible argument *sigh* I think that points to knowing what's appropriate for yourself. It can be difficult to have a good perspective on things we're passionate about. "Am I trying too hard?"
Hopefully, one day, you can realize your dream of becoming a monk. Especially a well-contented one.
sabbe dhammā nālaṃ abhinivesāya