Dear Physics friends, the time has come for me to decide what to do with my physics degree. I have asked a lot of people but in the end its me who has to take the decision. But I think I need your counseling. Let me tell you something about what I have done so far: I studied physics for 3 years at the University of Bilbao (Spain). I obtained a grant to go to study at UT Texas at Austin. I spent one year there and it was a wonderful academic experience. Actually all my courses were graduate core-courses and since I did quite well (A+) many professors offered me a PhD position for the future (once I get my spanish physics degree). I spent the summer at CERN. In 3 months I published a paper on accelerator physics (field that I didn't enjoy much). Now I am in Germany taking a mixture of theoretical and experimental courses and working on a nano-optics lab. I will graduate in May 2008. my big mistake is to focus in as many fields as I can. My background is theoretical but I am now enjoying my experience working in a lab (i'm not that clumsy after all). It would be easy I think, to apply to UT Austin again as an official graduate student and do my PhD there. But do you think it is worth trying something else? Can I apply to MIT? SHould I stay in Europe, now that research in physics has a lot of funding? The deadlines are in December; should I hurry or wait another year? My grandfather gave me very interesting advice: "whatever you do, focus on it, do it well and you will be happy". I thank you for your advice.