Hello everyone, I'm a Cambridge student having completed my BA&MSci in theoretical physics. I did well in my my first two years (first) but in my last two years, I struggled with family and personal problems, went through long period of depression and finnish both with lower second. Every path seemed to be closed to me at that time. I took a year off to go do social work in Nepal and Lebanon, also to rebalance and recharge myself. Now I'm back and do want to have a shoot at it. I do consider myself as relatively bright and passionate about physics. The area I'm solid on is quantum optics (I did my thesis on biexciton) and quantum collective phenomena (I love Ben Simons course if you know). But how likely are good physics instutition will consider accepting me? Especially I want to do theoretical physics. Should I explore option in something more experimental? What advice do you have for me? Much appreciate.